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Power cd - Add a couple of useful features to 'cd'

Terminal - Power cd - Add a couple of useful features to 'cd'
cd() { if [ -n "$1" ]; then [ -f "$1" ] && set -- "${1%/*}"; else [ -n "$CDDIR" ] && set -- "$CDDIR"; fi; command cd "$@"; }
2011-06-24 08:48:13
User: flatcap
Functions: cd command set
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Power cd - Add a couple of useful features to 'cd'

Move efficiently between directories.

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This command adds a couple of extra features to cd, without affecting normal use.

CDPATH use is also unaffected. It introduces and environment variable CDDIR which is used as an alternate home directory.

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Note: I don't want to alter $HOME because then all my dot files will move.

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Examples:

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cd dir

Change directory to "dir" (using CDPATH if necessary)

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cd dir/file.txt

Change directory to "dir" (containing folder of "file.txt")

This allows you to cut'n'paste, or use

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CDDIR is unset

cd

Change directory to $HOME

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CDDIR=/home/flatcap/work

cd

Change directory to /home/flatcap/work

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For convenience, put the command, and the following, in your .bashrc or .bash_profile

export CDDIR="/home/flatcap/work"

alias cdd="CDDIR=$(pwd)"

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What others think

Holy convenient. I hate having to erase filenames when I cut-and-paste.

Comment by kaedenn 284 weeks and 2 days ago

I like those features. I'll have to rework my own cd function to include them on my boxes. (see #8253)

http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/8253/

Comment by splante 256 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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