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1. System wide command aliases are defined in /etc/bashrc 2. User level command aliases are defined in ~/.bashrc 3. Eg. to create a short cut for cd to /home/httpd/cgi-bin # vi /etc/bashrc add alias cdcgi='cd /home/httpd/cgi-bin' 3. The alias will be effective at next logon for all users. [UPDATE] System wide aliases are defined inside the respective initialisation scripts in /etc/profile.d e.g. # cat /etc/profile.d/ alias java='java -Xms8m -Xmx64m' alias javac='javac -client' alias jar='jar -client' alias javadoc='javadoc -client' alias javah='javah -client' alias javap='javap -client' alias javaws='javaws -client' User specific aliases can be defined inside ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile