Can ncftp use an alias defined in the .bashrc file on HostMonster?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – I just put up a small website on HostMonster. I've downloaded the .bashrc file that came with the site by default, edited it to add one line Code: alias lss='ls -AFhl' which uses the same syntax and punctuation as three alias lines that were pre-recorded in the file. However, when I log onto the server using ncftp and try to use the alias, I get the message "lss: no such command" I'm guessing this is a problem with the ncftp software not recognizing the alias in the .bashrc file, but that's just a guess. Anyone have any real knowledge or experience with something like this? (HowTos)