Temporarily Ignore a Shell Alias by Using a Backslash
If you've aliased a command with extra flags, once in a while it might be useful to run the raw command. Here's 5 ways to do that.
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For example, chances are you have a color flag added to your
ls command in the form of an alias. You can check by running
type ls. You can run the raw non-aliased version by running
\ls -la. This works to bypass any alias, not just
5 different ways to bypass running an alias:
# My preferred way of doing it. \ls -la 'ls' -la "ls" -la /bin/ls -la command ls -la
- 0:07 – Using a fairly standard ls alias with color support
- 0:38 – Using a backslash, quotes or the full path to bypass a Shell alias
- 1:45 – Applying this to the diff command if you have a custom alias
- 3:19 – Which aliases do you skip once in a while?
How often do you do this in your day to day? Let me know below.