Quick directory bookmarks

to() { eval dir=\$$1; cd "$dir"; }
Set a bookmark as normal shell variable p=/cumbersome/path/to/project To go there to p This saves one "$" and is faster to type ;-) The variable is still useful as such: vim $p/<TAB> will expand the variable (at least in bash) and show a list of files to edit. If setting the bookmarks is too much typing you could add another function bm() { eval $1=$(pwd); } then bookmark the current directory with bm p

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By: hfs
2010-10-15 13:40:35

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Awesome! much better than autojump! straight to the point. Using it right now and loving it.
j_melis · 401 weeks ago
Just in case, I use cdargs, is nice. Yours is, too.
rodolfoap · 401 weeks ago
My expanded version which also saves the bookmarks to a file can be found here: https://gist.github.com/2786858
hfs · 317 weeks and 1 day ago

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