Baking with cakephp?

hello, i am following the book “Apress, from novice to professional with cakePHP” it wants you to either edit the “path” of of your environment variables in Windows or add an alias in your .profile for linux/os X. Here’s the code example the book gives you

alias cake=“php ~/Sites/blog/cake/console/cake.php”

Since i’m using dreamhost, what would my path be? In windows i tried using my" but that didn’t work. Thanks in advance