Create a directory and cd into it

Dir=dirname; mkdir $Dir && cd $Dir
Create a directory called "dirname" and navigate into it.

By: saibbot
2011-04-06 14:53:57

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Or you can create a little function for it: mkcd() { mkdir -p $@; cd $_; } the -p will create multidepth directories without asking.
xeor · 563 weeks ago
@xeor: nice use of $_, but don't forget to quote them (dirs with spaces in their names :-) mkcd () { mkdir -p "$@"; cd "$_"; }
flatcap · 563 weeks ago
n1 indeed :)
saibbot · 563 weeks 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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