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wd (warp directory) lets you jump to custom directories in zsh, without using cd. Why? Because cd seems inefficient when the folder is frequently visited or has a long path.



wd comes bundled with oh-my-zsh!

Just add the plugin in your .zshrc file:

plugins=(... wd)

In your .zshrc:

antigen bundle mfaerevaag/wd

In your .zshrc:

antibody bundle mfaerevaag/wd

Install wd here: Fig plugin store

Arch (AUR)

  1. Install from the AUR
yay -S zsh-plugin-wd-git
# or use any other AUR helper
  1. Then add to your .zshrc:
wd() {
    . /usr/share/wd/

Add the following to your home.nix then run home-manager switch:

programs.zsh.plugins = [
    name = "wd";
    src = pkgs.fetchFromGitHub {
      owner = "mfaerevaag";
      repo = "wd";
      rev = "v0.5.2";
      sha256 = "sha256-4yJ1qhqhNULbQmt6Z9G22gURfDLe30uV1ascbzqgdhg=";
zplug "mfaerevaag/wd", as:command, use:"", hook-load:"wd() { . $ZPLUG_REPOS/mfaerevaag/wd/ }"


Note: automatic install does not provide the manpage. It is also poor security practice to run remote code without first reviewing it, so you ought to look here

Run either command in your terminal:

curl -L | sh


wget --no-check-certificate -O - | sh


  1. Clone this repository on your local machine in a sensible location (if you know what you're doing of course all of this is up to you):
git clone ~/.local/wd --depth 1
  1. Add wd function to .zshrc (or .profile etc.):
wd() {
    . ~/.local/wd/
  1. Install manpage (optional):
sudo cp ~/.local/wd/wd.1 /usr/share/man/man1/wd.1
sudo chmod 644 /usr/share/man/man1/wd.1

Note: when pulling and updating wd, you'll need to repeat step 3 should the manpage change


If you're NOT using oh-my-zsh and you want to utilize the zsh-completion feature, you will also need to add the path to your wd installation (~/bin/wd if you used the automatic installer) to your fpath. E.g. in your ~/.zshrc:

fpath=(~/path/to/wd $fpath)

Also, you may have to force a rebuild of zcompdump by running:

rm -f ~/.zcompdump; compinit


If you want to make use of the fzf-powered browse feature to fuzzy search through all your warp points, set up a keybind in your .zshrc:

bindkey ${FZF_WD_BINDKEY:-'^B'} fuzzy_wd_widget


  • Add warp point to current working directory:
wd add foo

If a warp point with the same name exists, use wd add foo --force to overwrite it.

Note: a warp point cannot contain colons, or consist of only spaces and dots. The first will conflict in how wd stores the warp points, and the second will conflict with other features, as below.

  • Add warp point to any directory with default name:
wd addcd /foo/ bar
  • Add warp point to any directory with a custom name:
wd addcd /foo/

You can omit point name to automatically use the current directory's name instead.

  • From any directory, warp to foo with:
wd foo
  • You can also warp to a directory within foo, with autocompletion:
wd foo some/inner/path
  • You can warp back to previous directory and higher, with this dot syntax:
wd ..
wd ...

This is a wrapper for the zsh's dirs function.
You might need to add setopt AUTO_PUSHD to your .zshrc if you are not using oh-my-zsh.

  • Remove warp point:
wd rm foo

You can omit point name to use the current directory's name instead.

  • List all warp points (stored in ~/.warprc by default):
wd list
  • List files in given warp point:
wd ls foo
  • Show path of given warp point:
wd path foo
  • List warp points to current directory, or optionally, path to given warp point:
wd show
  • Remove warp points to non-existent directories.
wd clean

Use wd clean --force to not be prompted with confirmation.

  • Print usage info:
wd help

The usage will be printed also if you call wd with no command

  • Print the running version of wd:
wd --version
  • Specifically set the config file (default being ~/.warprc), which is useful for testing:
wd --config ./file <command>
  • Force exit with return code after running. This is not default, as it will exit your terminal, though required for testing/debugging.
wd --debug <command>
  • Silence all output:
wd --quiet <command>


You can configure wd with the following environment variables:


Defines the path where warp points get stored. Defaults to $HOME/.warprc.


wd comes with a small test suite, run with shunit2. This can be used to confirm that things are working as they should on your setup, or to demonstrate an issue.

To run, simply cd into the test directory and run the

cd ./test


Following @mfaerevaag stepping away from active maintainership of this repository, the following users now are also maintainers of the repo:

  • @alpha-tango-kilo

  • @MattLewin

Anyone else contributing is greatly appreciated and will be mentioned in the release notes!

Credit to altschuler for an awesome idea.

Hope you enjoy!