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combine `mkdir foo && cd foo` into a single function `mcd foo`

Terminal - combine `mkdir foo && cd foo` into a single function `mcd foo`
function mcd() { [ -n "$1" ] && mkdir -p "[email protected]" && cd "$1"; }
2009-05-20 16:41:48
Functions: cd mkdir
combine `mkdir foo && cd foo` into a single function `mcd foo`

I find that I create a directory and then cd into that directory quite often. I found this little function on the internets somewhere and thought I'd share it. Just copy-paste it into you ~/.bash_profile and then `source ~/.bash_profile`.


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
mkdir /home/foo/doc/bar && cd $_
2011-08-12 11:29:19
User: kzh
Functions: cd mkdir

The biggest advantage of this over the functions is that it is portable.

md () { mkdir -p "[email protected]" && cd "[email protected]"; }
2009-09-24 16:09:19
User: drewk
Functions: cd mkdir

How often do you make a directory (or series of directories) and then change into it to do whatever? 99% of the time that is what I do.

This BASH function 'md' will make the directory path then immediately change to the new directory. By using the 'mkdir -p' switch, the intermediate directories are created as well if they do not exist.

echo 'mkcd() { mkdir -p "[email protected]" && cd "$_"; }' >> ~/.bashrc
2010-01-13 09:37:56
User: phaidros
Functions: cd echo mkdir

combines mkdir and cd

added quotes around $_, thanx to flatcap!

mkgo newdir
2011-12-11 07:31:35
User: awoods
Tags: bash function

# put this in your .bashrc

mkgo (){

mkdir $1 && cd $1


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What others think

I think there's a mistake, it should be:

function mcd() { [ -n "$1" ] && mkdir -p "$1" && cd "$1"; }

because other wise when you type "mcd blah test" it creates /blah and /test and goes into /blah.

But it depends if that was the intended behavior or not...

Comment by Weboide 438 weeks and 6 days ago

the point is that you want to create a directory AND move into that directory at the same time.

giving mcd two arguments is kind of like saying you want to create two directories AND move into two directories in the same command. of course, moving into two directories simultaneously is nonsense.

but you have a good point, which ought to be taken into consideration if you're going to use this function.

i could see, perhaps, adding another test to the function to look for the presence of a second argument and then displaying a "usage" message.

Comment by thebillywayne 438 weeks and 5 days ago

The below would do that jod :

md () { mkdir -p "$1" && cd "$1"; }

Comment by hemanth 429 weeks and 1 day ago

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