I update this blog using the
curl command to upload to the web server (see my entry back on March 8, 2008, "The Joy of cURL").
curl -v -T TechBlog.html -u website:password ftp://ftp.freeservers.com/me/ lives in my Bash history; each time I want to upload, I simply up-arrow through the history at the command prompt until the list time appears, and then hit -enter-. Presto! Terribly easy.
But sometimes I've done a lot of command line work in the meantime (for example, python programming), so I up-arrow seventy or ninety times before the old
curl command reappears.
I'm much too lazy to do that regularly.
So I created an alias in my
alias blog='curl -v -T TechBlog.html -u website:password ftp://ftp.freeservers.com/me/'. Now I can simply type
blog instead of looking for the old curl command.