This post aims to eliminate one trouble from your workflow with a little tweak.

When you copy+paste some command from internet, you usually can’t run it AS-IS. Since there is a $ (dollar) sign in front of the command.

Take as an example below git command:

$ git checkout -b develop

After copy+paste+run you will get an error like below:

bash: $: command not found

I -and people, put $ sign as an default and generic prompt indicator for shell/bash commands, however this can be annoying while running it.

We can avoid this error by adding an alias for it:

# ~/.aliases

alias '$'=''
# or
# alias \$'=''

This strips the dollar sign from the beginning of the terminal command you copied from internet.

All done!