fuzzycd enables you to use cd with partial directory names which are fuzzily matched. For example: $ cd photos/seattle => photos/2008-05-28 parasailing in Seattle $ cd work/code/playback => work/code/player_module_playback
If there is more than one directory that matches your expression, you'll get a menu to choose from. $ cd photos/christmas 1.photos/2009-12-23 christmas eve party 2.photos/2009-12-24 christmas service 3.photos/2009-12-25 christmas Day
fuzzycd helps you to be lazy and type just what's necessary to get where you're going. Life is too short to struggle through some of those long, tricky directory names, even with tab completion. If you have directories you navigate to ten times a day and symlinks aren't a workable option, this will save you keystrokes and put a smirk on your face as you effortlessly glide across your filesystem.
Modify your ~/.profile (or ~/.bashrc, depending your operating system) and add the following lines:
# Add fuzzycd.rb to your PATH. Assuming you put fuzzycd in your ~/scripts/ directory: export PATH=~/scripts/fuzzycd/:$PATH # Wrap the builtin bash cd command with the fuzzy cd command source ~/scripts/fuzzycd/fuzzycd_bash_wrapper.sh
If you have any improvements, feel free to send me an email or a pull request.