Enable cd by variable names

shopt -s cdable_vars
Usage: mydir=/very/long/path/to/a/dir cd mydir I often need to cd where no man wants to go (i.e. long path). by enabling the shell option cdable_vars, I can tell cd to assume the destination is the name of a variable.

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By: haivu
2009-10-26 22:10:56

What Others Think

Why is this better than cd $mydir ? I really don't see a use for this, would you care to enlighten me?
spatz · 476 weeks and 3 days ago
@spatz, you don't need "$" with "cdable_vars" on.
gorrux · 316 weeks and 4 days ago

What do you think?

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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