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Go to the next sibling directory in alphabetical order

Terminal - Go to the next sibling directory in alphabetical order
for d in `find .. -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type d | sort`; do if [[ `basename $d` > `basename $PWD` ]]; then cd $d; break; fi; done
2009-05-16 17:33:34
User: gwiener
Functions: cd
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Go to the next sibling directory in alphabetical order

Sometimes you have to browse your way through a lot of sub-directories. This command cd to the next sub-directory in alphabetical order. For example, if you have the directories "lectures/01-intro", "lectures/02-basic", "lectures/03-advanced" and so on, and your PWD is "02-basic", it jumps to "03-advanced".

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Terminal - Alternatives
cd ../"$(ls -F ..|grep '/'|grep -B1 `basename $PWD`|head -n 1)"
2009-05-18 06:44:02
User: gwiener
Functions: cd
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Based on linkinpark342 suggestion.

Sometimes you have to browse your way through a lot of sub-directories. This command cd to the previous sub-directory in alphabetical order. For example, if you have the directories "lectures/01-intro", "lectures/02-basic", "lectures/03-advanced" and so on, and your PWD is "02-basic", it jumps to "01-intro".

cd ../"$(ls -F ..|grep '/'|grep -A1 `basename $PWD`|tail -n 1)"
2009-05-18 06:41:37
User: gwiener
Functions: cd
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Another version based on linkinpark342's contribution.

Sometimes you have to browse your way through a lot of sub-directories. This command cd to the next sub-directory in alphabetical order. For example, if you have the directories "lectures/01-intro", "lectures/02-basic", "lectures/03-advanced" and so on, and your PWD is "02-basic", it jumps to "03-advanced".

cdn() { cd $(ls -1d */ | sed -n $@p); }

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Wow.

Comment by flatcap 328 weeks ago

This isn't working for me. Can anyone tell me why? I'm using bash on both CygWin and Ubuntu. It doesn't work in either place.

Comment by xizdaqrian 328 weeks ago

Okay, got it now. The done is missing from the end of the command sequence. "...fi; done" should be on the end.

Comment by xizdaqrian 328 weeks ago

about half the characters:

cd ../"$(ls -AF ..|grep '/'|grep -A1 `basename $PWD`|tail -n 1)"

my ls(1) at least says its already sorted alphabetically if no flags are given and since files can't have '/' in their names...

Comment by linkinpark342 328 weeks ago

ls -v or sort -v would be appropriated here.

Comment by log0 328 weeks ago

xizdaqrian - Thanks, I added the "done".

linkinpark342 - I like your solution! Do you mind if I'll post updated commands later? It should work for "prev" as well.

Comment by gwiener 328 weeks ago

gwiener, go for it. previous directory would just change the -A1 to -B1 and the tail to head.

cd ../"$(ls -AF ..|grep '/'|grep -B1 `basename $PWD`|head -n 1)"
Comment by linkinpark342 327 weeks and 6 days ago

If you don't add -v to ls (or sort) you will have the following probleme. file100.tex will be listed before file30.tex.

http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/html_node/More-details-about-version-sort.html

Comment by log0 327 weeks and 5 days ago

Hi guys, I propose this one :

cd $(printf '%s\n' ../*/ | awk '/'"${PWD##*/}"'/{getline;print;}')

;)

Comment by sputnick 326 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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