Over the holidays I stumbled across 2 neat bash tricks to simplify navigation between folders:
Neither of these features is new.
autocd is very simple: It’s a built-in bash feature which prepends
cd in case you enter a valid path.
$ cd /etc $ /etc # the same
Add this to your
shopt -s autocd
A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line
Directly from the source at autojump:
j is a convenience wrapper function around
autojump. Any option that can be used with
autojump can be used with
j and vice versa.
Jump To A Directory That Contains
Jump To A Child Directory:
Sometimes it’s convenient to jump to a child directory (sub-directory of current directory) rather than typing out the full name.
Open File Manager To Directories (instead of jumping):
Instead of jumping to a directory, you can open a file explorer window (Mac Finder, Windows Explorer, GNOME Nautilus, etc.) to the directory instead.
Opening a file manager to a child directory is also supported:
Using Multiple Arguments:
Let’s assume the following database:
30 /home/user/mail/inbox 10 /home/user/work/inbox
j in would jump into
/home/user/mail/inbox as the higher weighted entry. However you can pass multiple arguments to
autojump to prefer a different entry. In the above example,
j w in would then change directory to
For more options refer to help: