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Fast command-line directory browsing

Terminal - Fast command-line directory browsing
function cdls { cd $1; ls; }
2009-03-10 19:13:47
User: joem86
Functions: cd
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Fast command-line directory browsing

After typing cd directory [enter] ls [enter] so many times, I figured I'd try to make it into a function. I was surprised how smoothly I was able to integrate it into my work on the command line.

Just use cdls as you would cd. It will automatically list the directory contents after you cd into the directory. To make the command always available, add it to your .bashrc file.

Not quite monumental, but still pretty convenient.

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I had something similar:

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1367/redefine-the-cd-commands-behavior

Comment by haivu 292 weeks and 5 days ago

Wow, I didn't see that before. Well done. In my case though, I might want to cd into /usr/lib without listing all the directory contents and dominating my terminal window.

Comment by joem86 292 weeks and 5 days ago

works on cygwin, aix 5.3 and solaris 5.9 - tx

Comment by zwergnase 292 weeks and 5 days ago

I am new to this I will sure test it out ASAP. Thanx.

Comment by Sonny 292 weeks and 4 days ago

cd $1; ls

Comment by jnash 290 weeks and 2 days ago

I just came up with the same :-) https://twitter.com/westonruter/status/289084177851224064

function cdl(){ cd $1; ls -laF; }
Comment by westonruter 92 weeks and 4 days ago

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