I've overwritten the \bullet command using \renewcommand (which in hindsight, was a bad idea...). After using the new \bullet command for quite a while, I've realized that it behaves badly in certain situations.

Preferably, I would like to define a new command \bulleto which is just the old \bullet command and keep the new \bullet command. Is there any way to do this? I've tried to put \newcommand{\bulleto}{\bullet} in front of the \renewcommand{\bullet}{..}. But sadly then \bulleto uses the new version of bullet (which isn't really unexpected)

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Use \let\bulleto\bullet to preserve the old meaning before you use \renewcommand to redefine it. See also

What is the difference between \let and \def?

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    however before \renewcommand\bullet{...} :-)
    – Zarko
    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:31
  • @Zarko: Right, edited. :)
    – wilx
    Jun 20, 2016 at 12:32

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