Bash Bypass Alias Linux/Unix Command

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I defined mount bash shell alias as follows on my Linux system:
alias mount='mount | column -t'
However, I need to bash bypass alias for mounting the file system and another usage. How can I disable or bypass my bash shell aliases temporarily on a Linux, *BSD, macOS or Unix-like system?

Pass Command Line Arguments To a Bash Alias Command

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How do I pass all command line args to my bash alias called foo. For example:

alias foo=”/path/to/command $@”

However $@ get interpreted when creating the alias instead of during the execution of the alias and escaping the $ doesn’t work either. How do I solve this problem?
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Change default Linux / UNIX text editor from VI to Pico

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Q. I find vi hard to use. How do I change my default text editor from vim / vi to Pico under Debian Linux?

A. To use and change an editor to edit your text message, set the variable EDITOR to the pathname of the vi / vim binary file. You need to use export or set command for the same purpose.

Many Linux / UNIX command read shell EDITOR environment variable to determine which editor to use for editing a text file.

Set default text editor to pico

Type the command as follows:
$ which pico
Output:

/usr/bin/pico

Now setup a new text editor:
export EDITOR=/usr/bin/pico
OR
export EDITOR=pico

Add above line to ~/.bashrc file:
$ vi ~/.bashrc
Append text as follows:
export EDITOR=pico
Close and save the file. There is no no need to reboot system.

Also you can add alias if you want:
alias vi=/usr/bin/pico

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