• rofi
  • bash shell


first create your bash alias file(~/.bash_aliases):

alias | awk -F'[ =]' '{print $2}'
alias wpr='~/.config/i3/'

the first line is for rofi to know how aliases look like

the second line is an example alias

make sure that your bashrc(~/.bashrc) is looking for your file(.bash_aliases):

# Alias definitions.
# You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like
# ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.
# See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.
if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    . ~/.bash_aliases

and last you have to configure your run command like this:

rofi -run-list-command ". ~/.bash_aliases" -run-command "/bin/bash -i -c '{cmd}'" -show run

I use i3wm so I add in my config(.config/i3/config):

bindsym $mod+d exec rofi -run-list-command ". ~/.bash_aliases" -run-command "/bin/bash -i -c '{cmd}'" -show run


  1. .bashrc gets the bash aliases via .bash_aliases
  2. rofi knows what aliases are withe the first line in .bash_aliases
  3. the rofi run command is configured too look up .bash_aliases and include them in run