abbr

abbr(1)                              fish                              abbr(1)



NAME
       abbr - manage fish abbreviations

   Synopsis
       abbr --add [SCOPE] WORD EXPANSION
       abbr --erase word
       abbr --rename [SCOPE] OLD_WORD NEW_WORD
       abbr --show
       abbr --list

   Description
       abbr manages abbreviations - user-defined words that are replaced with
       longer phrases after they are entered.

       For example, a frequently-run command like git checkout can be
       abbreviated to gco. After entering gco and pressing [Space] or [Enter],
       the full text git checkout will appear in the command line.

   Options
       The following options are available:

       · -a WORD EXPANSION or --add WORD EXPANSION Adds a new abbreviation,
         causing WORD to be expanded to PHRASE.

       · -r OLD_WORD NEW_WORD or --rename OLD_WORD NEW_WORD Renames an
         abbreviation, from OLD_WORD to NEW_WORD.

       · -s or --show Show all abbreviations in a manner suitable for export
         and import.

       · -l or --list Lists all abbreviated words.

       · -e WORD or --erase WORD Erase the abbreviation WORD.

       In addition, when adding abbreviations:

       · -g or --global to use a global variable.

       · -U or --universal to use a universal variable (default).

       See the 'Internals' section for more on them.

   Examples
       abbr -a -g gco git checkout

        Add a new abbreviation where gco will be replaced with git checkout
       global to the current shell. This abbreviation will not be
       automatically visible to other shells unless the same command is run in
       those shells (such as when executing the commands in config.fish).

       abbr -a -U l less

        Add a new abbreviation where l will be replaced with less universal so
       all shells. Note that you omit the -U since it is the default.

       abbr -r gco gch

        Renames an existing abbreviation from gco to gch.

       abbr -e gco

        Erase the gco abbreviation.

       ssh another_host abbr -s | source

        Import the abbreviations defined on another_host over SSH.

   Internals
       Each abbreviation is stored in its own global or universal variable.
       The name consists of the prefix _fish_abbr_ followed by the WORD after
       being transformed by string escape style=var. The WORD cannot contain a
       space but all other characters are legal.

       Defining an abbreviation with global scope is slightly faster than
       universal scope (which is the default). But in general you'll only want
       to use the global scope when defining abbreviations in a startup script
       like ~/.config/fish/config.fish like this:

       if status --is-interactive
           abbr --add --global first 'echo my first abbreviation'
           abbr --add --global second 'echo my second abbreviation'
           abbr --add --global gco git checkout
             etcetera
       end

       You can create abbreviations interactively and they will be visible to
       other fish sessions if you use the -U or --universal flag or don't
       explicitly specify the scope and the abbreviation isn't already defined
       with global scope. If you want it to be visible only to the current
       shell use the -g or --global flag.



Version 3.0.2                   Tue Mar 26 2019                        abbr(1)