Jump helps you navigate your file system faster by learning your habits. ✌️
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Latest commit 677a0e9 Mar 24, 2017 @gsamokovarov Trigger case insensitive search on upper case terms
Not mixed case, but just upper case. Nobody would want to type `j FA`
(downcase and two upper-cases) just to trigger a case insensitive



Jump helps you navigate your file system faster by learning your habits.

Say you visit /Users/genadi/Development/web-console a lot. Jump can get you there with j wc or j web or j webc. You name it, loosely, and jump will figure it out for you.

This comes with zero configuration! Install jump, integrate it to your shell and let it learn your habits for a while. Simply cd to your directories like you always do. After a while, jump would know how to get you when you type j somewhere or just j some.

Maybe you made a typo like j ssome? No problem, jump uses fuzzy searching, so you can type tiny search terms (mostly 2 or 3 characters are enough) and be tolerated even when you have typos.


Jump needs to be integrated into your shell to observe your cd habits. The integrations also provides the j helper, which you would use to interact with jump.

Put the line below in ~/.bashrc, ~/bash_profile or .zshrc for zshell:

eval "$(jump shell)"
Maybe you like fish shell... Put the line below in `~/.config/fish/config.fish` for fish shell:
status --is-interactive; and . (jump shell | psub)

Once the integration is done, work like you always do. In a while you can just j to your projects from everywhere. 👀


But j is not my favourite letter! This is fine, you can bind jump to z, with this:

eval "$(jump shell --bind=z)"

And now, you can use jump like z dir and it would just work! This is only an example, you can bind it to anything. If you are one of those persons that likes to type a lot with their fingers, you can do:

eval "$(jump shell --bind=goto)"

Voila! goto dir becomes a thing. The possibilities are endless!


Jump comes in packages for macOS (homebrew) and Linux.


brew install jump
Linux ### Ubuntu/Debian
wget https://github.com/gsamokovarov/jump/releases/download/v0.10.0/jump_0.10.0_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i jump_0.10.0_amd64.deb

Red Hat/Fedora

wget https://github.com/gsamokovarov/jump/releases/download/v0.10.0/jump-0.10.0-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo rpm -i jump-0.10.0-1.x86_64.rpm

You can also build jump by yourself. Or hack on it, you know, if you like Go and unix stuff. 💻

Source You need a working [Go workspace].
go get github.com/gsamokovarov/jump
git clone https://github.com/gsamokovarov/jump
cd jump
mv jump ~/bin # Or /usr/local/bin, if ~/bin isn't in $PATH.


Why use jump over autojump, z or something else is a valid question. I was an avid autojump user before building jump myself. My sloppy fingers were the main motivation.

I mistype a lot. With autojump, I was never tolerated for a typo. I also wanted to utilize fuzzy searching, as it saves so much effort.

Over the time I have tweaked the ranking and matching algorithm to fit my needs, so I thing it may fit yours as well. Here is a conversation about little tips and tricks using jump.


Jump is licensed under the MIT license.