Program to provide a bash cd history directory stack
BASH SHELL CD HISTORY
cdhist is a utility which
provides a bash shell cd history directory stack. A bash
calls a python helper script to intercept your normal shell
and maintain a stack of directories you previously visited which can be
listed and quickly jumped to by numeric index.
The latest version and documentation is available at http://github.com/bulletmark/cdhist.
Add "somepath" to your directory stack and cd there:
List the current stack and its indices:
Change dir to stack index "n":
Search back through stack for "string" and cd there:
List the stack and its indices then immediately prompt for dir to select:
You can also type
/string at the above prompt to search.
Show this help:
All other arguments are passed on to the normal cd command.
Arch users can install cdhist from the AUR and skip to the next section.
python3-pip is installed. Bash and python 3.4 or later are
Note cdhist is on PyPI so you can
sudo pip3 install cdhist. Or do the following:
git clone http://github.com/bulletmark/cdhist cd cdhist sudo pip3 install .
Each user who wants to use the cdhist facility should source the
cdhist.bashrc file into their bashrc, i.e in
just add the following lines:
for _d in /usr/share /usr/local/share; do _f="$_d/cdhist/cdhist.bashrc" if [[ -r $_f ]]; then source $_f break fi done
Then log out and back in again.
ALTERNATIVE COMMAND NAME
Some people may prefer not to alias their system
cd command to this
utility and just use an alternative unique command name. To do this, set
CDHISTCOMMAND to your preferred name before you invoke the
cdhist.bashrc script in your
~/.bashrc. E.g, to use the command name
xd rather than
cd add the following export after the
if test and
source line in the above.
Log out/in, and then just type
xd /tmp to change dir,
xd -- to see
and select dirs, etc.
cd cdhist # Source dir, as above git pull sudo pip3 install -U .
sudo pip3 uninstall cdhist
Copyright (C) 2010, 2012 Mark Blakeney. This program is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ for more details.
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