how to run a script to change directory

. ./cd_some_dir.sh
The script contains a single command: cd /a/long/directory/path/i/can/never/remember

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By: jcgam69
2009-02-19 19:02:21

What Others Think

why not alias? or at least run the script you wrote... why are you sourcing it?
ozymandias · 614 weeks and 4 days ago
because running the script does not change the directory in the current shell
jcgam69 · 614 weeks and 4 days ago
He is showing that putting a period-space : '. ' before the script allows the script to alter your current shell. This is actually very useful in certain cases. Especially if you want to edit your current environment variables via a script.
checketts · 614 weeks and 4 days ago

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