Creating an alias for a long or complicated command can help to save alot of time and trouble.
To create a basic alias, we use the alias command. The following will alias the command “VirtualBoxManage” as vbm.
To make the alias permanent and usable reboot, we can add the command to the system wide .profile file. Browse to /etc/profile and append add the alias command at the end of the file.
To make the alias permanent only for a certain user, add the command to the .profile file inside the user’s home folder.