command line alias remove for linux

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    command line alias remove for linux

    Hello,

    Ive added an alias using command line alias aliasName='command' , using alias gives a full list as expected but how do i remove an alias from the command line. There is no associated man page and appears to be no --help switch i have tried alias -r aliasName (which seemed logical to me) doesnt remove the assocated alias. Can anyone advise me on how to do this?

    [using slackware 10]

    Thanks
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    Try 'unalias'.
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    well, i went to try my new found knowledge and found that my aliases no longer exist. I started a new console, added the alias, tested it - it worked. opened a new console typed alias and found my new defined alias had gone.

    The alias i add seem to only apply to the current console, i tried adding the alias logged in as root but get the same problem.

    how do i make the alias permanent?
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    What shell are you using?
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    sorry... bash
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    Quote Originally Posted by XSquared
    What shell are you using?
    im just gonna guess bash and say..

    open up your ~/.bashrc and define your alias' there.

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    aahh
    i had looked for a similar file - i had searched for .cshrc (though, i think i flicked to unix mode for a second there as it doesnt appear to exist). Thanks, i will try that when i get home
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