Create a directory and cd into it

take() { mkdir -p $1 && cd $1; }
This creates a bash function `take` that you can call with the name of the directory as the first parameter. Add the function to ~/.bashrc to have it available anytime.
Sample Output
take foo

2011-04-06 15:22:13

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Excellent idea and solution! I face up with this problem many times per day and I never bothered writing something so simple and elegant. Although I would prefer from time to time to create some directories with spaces, too! take() { mkdir -p "$1" && cd "$1"; }
xakon · 554 weeks and 5 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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