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Create a directory and cd into it

Terminal - Create a directory and cd into it
Dir=dirname; mkdir $Dir && cd $Dir
2011-04-06 14:53:57
User: saibbot
Functions: cd mkdir
-7
Create a directory and cd into it

Create a directory called "dirname" and navigate into it.

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Terminal - Alternatives
take() { mkdir -p $1 && cd $1; }
2011-04-06 15:22:13
Functions: cd mkdir
Tags: cd mkdir
1

This creates a bash function `take` that you can call with the name of the directory as the first parameter. Add the function to ~/.bashrc to have it available anytime.

mydir(){mkdir -p $1 && cd $1}
2011-04-06 15:03:33
User: m0jumb0
Functions: cd
Tags: cd mkdir
0

Make it a reusable function and add the -p flag to mkdir to create directories recursively

usage: mydir some/dir/to/create

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What others think

Or you can create a little function for it:

mkcd() { mkdir -p $@; cd $_; }

the -p will create multidepth directories without asking.

Comment by xeor 221 weeks ago

@xeor: nice use of $_, but don't forget to quote them (dirs with spaces in their names :-)

mkcd () { mkdir -p "$@"; cd "$_"; }

Comment by flatcap 221 weeks ago

n1 indeed :)

Comment by saibbot 220 weeks and 6 days ago

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