Differently from bash shell (for create new alias):

alias test="echo test"

if I do the same thing using a bash script, alias does not run:

alias test="echo test"

also export it, same problem:

alias test="echo test" ; export test

maybe correct: really "test" in not a variable. So, how put any aliases to bash script and let them available in my environment?


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alias helloworld="echo helloworld"

Executing the script as follows:

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ . helloworld.bash

and [vagrant@localhost ~]$ helloworld results in:

[vagrant@localhost ~]$ helloworld

alias is not available in a non interactive shell. Use bash's option -i. If the -i option is present, the shell is interactive.

#!/bin/bash -i
alias test="echo test"


  • -bash: test: command not found – 030 Nov 9 '14 at 19:54
  • @utrecht: You're doing something wrong. test is a shell builtin. – Cyrus Nov 9 '14 at 21:04

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