Cancelling a command alias

To cancel a command alias during your current login session use the command:

   unalias alias_name

For example:

   unalias print

This cancels the command alias print for your current login session.

If the alias name is the same as a command name precede the alias name with a backslash to temporarily override the alias. For example:

   alias rm='rm-1'
   rm *.ps
   toc.ps: ? n
   .....
   \rm *.ps

You will have to remove the alias definition from your shell startup file if you want to cancel the alias permanently.


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