After half an hour of randomly re-reading xkcd strips, I thought I’d start a meme: Fun or weird aliases for commands.
Kick start, aliases for “sudo”:

simonsays apt-get install python2.5
please apt-get install python2.5
youdo apt-get install python2.5


  1. Greg says:

    Brilliant! I want to do this for real. 🙂

  2. Henning von Roeder says:

    Now I know what I am doing on the weekend, thanks

  3. Jonas says:

    Personally I like using ‘fucking’ as an alias for sudo.

    $ rm foo
    rm: cannot remove `asdf’: Permission denied
    $ fucking rm foo

    Makes it feel like the machine will carry out an order it first refused to do if only you tell it angrily enough 🙂

  4. Stoffe says:

    I like the ‘please’ one, but I’m thinking of aliasing it to ‘sudo aptitude’:

    $ please install python2.5
    $ please update
    $ please upgrade


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