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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`.
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The biggest advantage of this over the functions is that it is portable.
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.
combines mkdir and cd
added quotes around $_, thanx to flatcap!
# put this in your .bashrc
mkdir $1 && cd $1
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