Quickly create an alias for changing into the current directory

map() { if [ "$1" != "" ]; then alias $1="cd `pwd`"; fi }
Put the function in your .bashrc and use "map [alias]" to create the alias you want. Just be careful to not override an existing alias.
Sample Output
~ $ cd /some/deep/down/path/to/my/logs
logs $ map log
logs $ cd /some/other/path/to/my/configs
configs $ map conf
configs $ cd
~ $ log
logs $ conf
configs $

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map() { [ -z "$1" ] || alias $1="cd `pwd`" } Still can't handle spaces or quotes in directory names, god forbid shell meta-characters. What if my directory is called "~/path/to/a_dir$(rm -rf ~)ectory"?
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Use autojump instead, search it in github,is awesome. Is basically an intelligent bookmark for the shell.
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