Linux: Passing command line arguments to an alias

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Would there be a way to pass the command line arguments to an alias? Here's what I would like to do:
alias mkcd='mkdir $1; cd $1;'
But in this example, the $xx is actually being translated at the alias, creating time and not at runtime. I did create a type of "workaround" using the Shell function:
function mkcd(){
  mkdir $1
  cd $1
}
How can I make aliases that accepts CL parameters? Thanks!
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You can send CL arguments to an alias. This alias does what you want…


“alias mcd “mkdir \!* ; cd \!*”


 

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