problem setting up bash_profile

by Boris Grunwald   Last Updated February 20, 2017 10:02 AM

I cd to my '~' directory, then I made a bash_profile with nano ~/.bash_profile with an alias alias test = 'mkdir test'
then when i type source ~/.bash_profile it says

 -bash: alias: mk: not found
 -bash: alias: =: not found
 -bash: alias: mkdir test: not found`

Why is that?

Answers 1

You have to remove the whitespace around the =.

alias test='mkdir test'

will work.

February 20, 2017 09:27 AM

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