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bm() { export BM${1?"bookmark name missing"}="$PWD" ; }; forget() { unset BM${1?"bookmark name missing"} ; }
pushd and popd are your friends, but sometimes they're just incompatible with the way one works... Two shell functions: bm bookmarkname - "bookmarks" the current directory, just 'cd $BMbookmarkname' to return to it. forget bookmarkname - unsets the 'bookmarkname' variable. It isn't mandatory, they cease to exist when the session ends.
Sample Output
$ cd /home/user/very/complicated-and-quirky/dir.ectory/name/foo
$ bm foo
$ cd /var/log/apache2
$ pwd
/var/log/apache2
$ # many commands and cd's later...
$ cd $BMf<Tab>oo # you can use bash's autocompletion mechanism
$ pwd 
/home/user/very/complicated-and-quirky/dir.ectory/name/foo
$

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By: unefunge
2010-11-19 12:15:11

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