Its possible to use awk in Alias command. I did that by simply just modifying some parenthesis and there you go, had a working awk command.

All that it required was closing awk in double quotes as opposed to single quotes and forward slash before the "$" variable. This alias command is for printing the default Gateway for an interface.

 alias eth0-gw='route -n | grep eth0 | awk "NR==1{ print \$2 }"'
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Its possible to run a script via Alias command. All you need is to modify the .bashrc and then source the script in the required user profile. Alias commands are very useful when it comes to running shortened versions of commands or a complex script to be run using just a single line of command. Currently I use this to run 2 of my custom scripts for waking up a ESXi server via WOL (Wake-ON-LAN).

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