Set CDPATH to ease navigation

CDPATH tells the cd command to look in this colon-separated list of directories for your destination. My preferred order are 1) the current directory, specified by the empty string between the = and the first colon, 2) the parent directory (so that I can cd lib instead of cd ../lib), 3) my home directory, and 4) my ~/projects directory.

By: haivu
2009-03-20 14:50:25

What Others Think

Awesome !
CodSpirit · 624 weeks ago
Very GR8 :)
bindigi01 · 623 weeks and 6 days ago
I registered just to say thanks. This command will severely help my carpal tunnel.
clockworkavian · 623 weeks and 5 days ago
point_to_null · 623 weeks and 5 days ago
@clockworkavian: Thank you.
haivu · 623 weeks and 4 days ago
Simply Great.. Can't resist to comment..
sata · 622 weeks and 5 days ago
This rocks! I think this solution is way better than the assign n variables for each n most used directories in the shell.
jnash · 622 weeks and 4 days ago
Careful, CDPATH tends to mess up projects using Automake/Autoconf!
assarbad · 471 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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