Managing Aliases

Aliases are abbreviations for commands that can be used on the Multi Commander Command Line

Instead of writing a long command or path you can use the Alias Manager to create an alias for that command. An alias is a one-word abbreviation that can be automatically expanded into the complete command. Everything that is written after the alias is appended as a parameter to the expanded command.

For example, if you create an alias for notepad.exe and call it "n", then you can write "n mytext.txt" in the Multi Commander Command Line and it will be expanded into "notepad.exe mytext.txt" before it is executed.

The Alias Manager is found under Configuration in the Menu Bar.

Run a User Defined Command

If the 'expand into' text is prefixed with "@" followed with the unique id for a User Defined Command, it will run that command. (Eg.  @8c83a15a69394bd3a0ad4ba3a58515a0).

Force File To Be Executed

'Expand into' text that is prefixed with "!" will be launched by the Windows Shell. In the example image above, the alias "pe" would expand into a full path to a file, and if that text were not prefixed with "!", then instead of launching procexp.exe it would go to that path and set the focus to the procexp.exe file.

Quick command

From the command line field it is possible to use the built-in quick command "alias" or "alias2" to create an alias command.

Usage Syntax
alias <alias>=<expand into>
alias2 <alias>

The command alias2 takes the current path and assigns it to the specified alias.


alias pic=E:\MyPictures

If the current folder is E:\MyPictures then it is enough to write

alias2 pic