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Psst. Open beta.

Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:

  • » The open beta is running a copy of the database that will not carry over to the final version. Don't post anything you don't mind losing.
  • » If you wish to use your user account, you will probably need to reset your password.
Your feedback is appreciated via the form on the beta page. Thanks! -Jon & CLFU Team

Directory bookmarks

Terminal - Directory bookmarks
bm () { ... see description }
2010-11-19 13:37:19
User: Wonko7
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Directory bookmarks

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
bm() { export BM${1?"bookmark name missing"}="$PWD" ; }; forget() { unset BM${1?"bookmark name missing"} ; }
2010-11-19 12:15:11
User: unefunge
Functions: export unset
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pushd and popd are your friends, but sometimes they're just incompatible with the way one works...

Two shell functions:

bm bookmarkname - "bookmarks" the current directory, just 'cd $BMbookmarkname' to return to it.

forget bookmarkname - unsets the 'bookmarkname' variable. It isn't mandatory, they cease to exist when the session ends.

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What others think

@Wonko7: I think that the essence of the site is to post one-liner shell commands..

Comment by cicatriz 315 weeks and 1 day ago

I know, but when I saw the simple bookmarks, I thought some would be interested with a more complete alternative...

Comment by Wonko7 315 weeks and 1 day ago

USE http://pastie.org/ and put a link instead of pasting your script here....

Please edit it

Thanks!

Comment by strzel_a 315 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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