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A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

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NAME

autojump - a faster way to navigate your filesystem

DESCRIPTION

autojump is a faster way to navigate your filesystem. It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line.

Directories must be visited first before they can be jumped to.

USAGE

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 foo:

    j foo
    
  • 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.

    jc bar
    
  • 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.

    jo music
    

    Opening a file manager to a child directory is also supported.

    jco images
    
  • 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 /home/user/work/inbox.

For more options refer to help:

autojump --help

INSTALLATION

REQUIREMENTS

  • Python v2.6+
  • Bash v4.0+, zsh, fish, or clink (Windows)

AUTOMATIC

Linux

autojump is included in the following distro repositories, please use relevant package management utilities to install (e.g. yum, apt-get, etc):

  • Debian testing/unstable, Ubuntu, Linux Mint

    All Debian-derived distros require manual activation for policy reasons, please see /usr/share/doc/autojump/README.Debian.

  • RedHat, Fedora, CentOS

  • ArchLinux
  • Gentoo
  • Frugalware
  • Slackware

OS X

Homebrew is the recommended installation method for Mac OS X:

brew install autojump

MacPorts also available:

port install autojump

Windows

Windows support is enabled by clink which should be installed prior to installing autojump.

MANUAL

Grab a copy of autojump:

git clone git://github.com/joelthelion/autojump.git

Run the installation script and follow on screen instructions.

cd autojump
./install.py or ./uinstall.py

KNOWN ISSUES

  • autojump does not support directories that begin with -.

  • For bash users, autojump keeps track of directories by modifying $PROMPT_COMMAND. Do not overwrite $PROMPT_COMMAND:

    export PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a"
    

    Instead append to the end of the existing $PROMPT_COMMAND:

    export PROMPT_COMMAND="${PROMPT_COMMAND:+$PROMPT_COMMAND ;} history -a"
    

REPORTING BUGS

For any questions or issues please visit:

https://github.com/joelthelion/autojump/issues

AUTHORS

autojump was originally written by Joël Schaerer, and currently maintained by William Ting. More contributors can be found in AUTHORS.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

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