Cancelling a command alias

To cancel a command alias during your current login session use the command:

   unalias alias_name

For example:

   unalias print

This cancels the command alias print for your current login session.

If the alias name is the same as a command name, precede the alias name with a backslash to temporarily override the alias. For example:

   alias rm='rm -i'
   rm *.ps ? n
   \rm *.ps

You will have to remove the alias definition from your shell startup file if you want to cancel the alias permanently.

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