turn off cli alias

Posted on 18 July 2015 in linux

tl;dr: \cmd

There may be a situation where you have masked a command with a shell alias. For example, you may always run a command with certain flags so you might do something like

$ alias ls='ls --color'

If, for whatever reason, you'd like to run the default ls (or any command masked by an alias), just prepend with \: \ls