In my day-to-day work I am using Vagrant with VirtualBox which provides an easy to setup development environment pre-configured with ubuntu, php, mysql and nginx.
One thing that helps save time is reducing the time spent writing terminal commands, this is where a bash alias comes in handy.
To set one up you need to ssh into the vagrant machine (I use putty on windows), and then type in
this opens your bashrc file in the editor vim, to begin editing the file use the insert (ins) key.
As far as I know you can add your alias’s anywhere outside of code blocks in this file, here’s a screenshot of mine
so as you can see I have set up a couple of commands, this would save me typing php artisan migrate and can simply type migrate. ( alias migrate=”php artisan migrate” )
After typing your aliases in you need to first exit insert mode by pressing Esc, then type :w and hit enter to save your changes and :q should quit vim.
To check our alias works without requiring a machine reboot we need to apply the changes from our .bashrc file, to do this from the terminal type
Hopefully your alias will work now.