# Ubuntu – How to find aliases

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Where can I find a list/file of all aliases created in Ubuntu 17.04?
I mean shortcuts for commands most frequently used and more.

### List of defined aliases

Type alias, you'll get a list of all defined ones in your environment.

$alias alias l='ls -CF' alias la='ls -A' alias ll='ls -alF' alias ls='ls --color=auto'  ### List along the file they've been set in To find the files that your aliases have been defined in, use this solution, with a little bit altering it: $ PS4='+$BASH_SOURCE> ' BASH_XTRACEFD=7 bash -xl 7> /tmp/mylog$ grep "alias " /tmp/mylog | grep -e /home -e /etc


Which gives you a list of files, stating what alias defined there, the output is similar to:

++/home/ravexina/.bashrc> alias 'la=ls -A'


Which states 'la=ls -A' has been set in my .bashrc.

### Important files

There are many places that we can define our aliases, the most important ones might be:

• Standard ones:
• ~/.bashrc
• ~/.bash_aliases
• One of them in order:
• ~/.bash_profile
• ~/.bash_login
• ~/.profile
• Works but not a good place, unless you want it system wide:
• /etc/bash.bashrc
• /etc/profile

And any other place which get sourced while running a shell.