The source command sends the contents of a text file to the
Unix shell. Suppose I have (and I do) a number of alias
commands that I want typed in. Rather than typing them all in, I
keep them stored in a file called (oddly enough) .alias.
All I need to do is type
and I have all my alias commands executed as if I had
typed each one in separately.
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