DirB, Directory Bookmarks for Bash

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Inspired by browser bookmarks, DirB allows you to create directory bookmarks for moving around faster on the command line.
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you can just add in your

Anonymous's picture

you can just add in your .bash_profile

export hello=~/tmp/hello
source .bash_profile
cd $hello

you can still use the tab to autocomplete

done

you can just add in your

Keith Daniels's picture

Thanks...

I knew I could export directories like that but it never dawned on me that autocomplete would still work.... duh. One track mind....

When I tested this, I could not get autocomplete to work with cd. It would work with ls or any other program except cd. Dont' know why, probably some bashrc or profile setting I used is blocking it.

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BTW I just noticed something about using cd in Ubuntu Maverick that I "think" is a new (or just something I never noticed ) feature:

If you have a sub-directory called ~/test/test and when using cd you mistakenly type:

cd ~/text/text

It will take you to ~/test/test -- instead of giving you an error message -- if that is the only directory with similar spelling on you computer.

Personally I think that is wonderful...

Keith

"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone.
My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone."
-- Bjarne Stroustrup

Yes...! Something I never could figure out how to do...

Keith Daniels's picture

Something I always wanted and never could figure out how to do...

Good Idea!
Great Post!
Excellent Explanation!

Thanks.

"I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone.
My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone."
-- Bjarne Stroustrup

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