How to create aliases in the macOS Terminal

If you want to create aliases in the macOS terminal (whether you’re using bash or zsh), you can do the following:

1. In Terminal, run:

# If you're using bash
cd && open -e .bash_profile

# If you're running zsh
cd && open -e .zshrc

2. In the opened file, add your alias. For this example, I’ll make a command zeph that opens this website in a browser. There should not be any space between the alias name, the =, and the quoted command.

alias zeph="open ''"

3. Save the file.

4. Restart Terminal.

5. Now you can run your command.

That’s all you need to do to set an alias in the macOS Terminal.