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Create a directory and cd into it

Terminal - Create a directory and cd into it
take() { mkdir -p $1 && cd $1; }
2011-04-06 15:22:13
Functions: cd mkdir
1
Create a directory and cd into it

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.

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Terminal - Alternatives
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

Dir=dirname; mkdir $Dir && cd $Dir
2011-04-06 14:53:57
User: saibbot
Functions: cd mkdir
Tags: cd mkdir
-7

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

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Excellent idea and solution! I face up with this problem many times per day and I never bothered writing something so simple and elegant. Although I would prefer from time to time to create some directories with spaces, too!

take() { mkdir -p "$1" && cd "$1"; }
Comment by xakon 176 weeks ago

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