Would you like to learn how to create command aliases using Powershell? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to use Powershell to create a command alias on a computer running Windows.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 11

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Tutorial Powershell - Creating Aliases for commands

As an Administrator, start a new Powershell command-line.

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Create a command alias.

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In our example, we create an alias to the command PING named TEST.

Verify the existence of the new command alias.

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Here is the command output:

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Test the Powershell command alias.

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Here is the command output:

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There are multiple ways to create command aliases.

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Optionally, create an alias that uses a function.

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Test the Powershell command alias.

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Here is the command output:

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Congratulations! You are able to create command aliases using Powershell.