Setting up aliases
Using shortcuts can save time. These statements can be added to the file named '.bashrc' in your home directory. Here are three examples. The lines starting with '#' are comments and are optional.
# detailed directory listing
alias ll="ls -la"
# quick route to my project space
alias jh="cd /export/projects/jharvard_res_project"
# start the emacs editor
alias emacs="emacs -nw"