His reasoning for it is, “to make my ‘trip to the linux store’ even more ridiculously easy.” I think that sums up the power of apt-get and Linux quite nicely. sagi becomes a bonus in that case.
You could make the alias be anything, but the acronym is fitting because it describes each of the key pieces of
sudo apt-get install.
alias sagi='sudo apt-get install'
With this, you could install my new favorite text editor just like this:
sagi kate. It would probably prompt you for your password and then it would install kate thereafter. It’s a shortcut that looks nice and saves time.
After writing the post and actually using this in person and via ssh, it seems that sagi only remains during the session it is defined in. To make it stay around for ever, put it in your
.bashrc file in your home folder. That should do it.