One of my favorite recent productivity discoveries is
fasd at https://github.com/clvv/fasd. It lets you easily jump to directories that you visit frequently.
For example, I have a directory named “caffe-help-barebones” as well as “caffe-help-git” and other “caffe-help-*” directories. Regardless of the current directory, I can jump to it by using
z caffe-help-barebones, or by just referencing a unique part of the directory name:
Installing is very easy, which is nice since I quickly wanted to install it on all of my Linux systems. There are additional methods available listed on the website. I prefer to avoid PPAs or installing these types of applications system-wide. If you prefer to use these methods, see: https://github.com/clvv/fasd/wiki/Installing-via-Package-Managers.
I use the following to install:
sudo apt-get install build-essentials pandoc mkdir -p ~/.local/install mkdir -p ~/.local/bin cd ~/.local/install git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:clvv/fasd.git fasd-git cd fasd-git make all PREFIX=~/.local make install
Your bashrc should run
eval "$(fasd --init auto)". If you want to include it in all of your bashrc’s, even on systems that might not have
fasd installed, you can run the following:
echo -e '\nif command -v fasd; then\n eval "$(fasd --init auto)"\nfi' >> ~/.bashrc
Which appends the following to your
if command -v fasd; then eval "$(fasd --init auto)" fi