Redefine the cd command's behavior

cd() { builtin cd "${@:-$HOME}" && ls; }
Often, the very next command after the cd command is 'ls', so why not combine them?. Tested on a Red Hat derivative and Mac OS X Leopard Update: changed ${1:-$HOME} to "${@:-$HOME}" to accomodate directories with spaces in the names

By: haivu
2009-03-05 22:37:35

What Others Think

Nice! Works in Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)
sudopeople · 641 weeks and 4 days ago
Nice! Works in SuSE (SLES 10.2)
Blackbit · 641 weeks and 3 days ago
Works on Debian 5.0
jyoder · 641 weeks and 3 days ago
works with cygwin and Xpee
abm2009 · 641 weeks and 3 days ago
Nice! Works in Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04 LTS)
asmoore82 · 641 weeks and 1 day ago
... and added to my personal ".bashrc" - that's quite an accomplishment
asmoore82 · 641 weeks and 1 day ago

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