Directory tags for lazy programmers
# DTags Directory tags for lazy programmers. Written in Python, inspired by [gr](https://github.com/mixu/gr)
Do you have too many git repositories or vagrant machines to manage? Does your daily workflow require you to switch between directories often? Are you always looking for ways to type less? If your answered yes to any of these questions, then dtags may be for you!
## Getting Started
Install using [pip](https://pip.pypa.io) (Python 2.7+ and 3.4+ supported): `python sudo pip install --upgrade pip setuptools sudo pip install --upgrade dtags `
Once installed, 4 commands will be available to you: tags, tag, untag and run.
You can tag any number of directories and run commands in them without ever having to cd. For example, tag the directories you visit frequently: `bash > tag ~/frontend ~/backend ~/tools ~/scripts @project > tag ~/vms/web ~/vms/db ~/vms/api @vms `
Then you can do run commands like this: `bash > run @project git status -sb > run @vms vagrant up `
You can even run the commands in parallel (but you lose font colors): `bash > run -p @project git status -sb > run -p @vms vagrant up `
If you want an overview of all your tags, you can run the command tags to display them in a variety of ways: `bash > tags @backend @frontend # filter by tags > tags --json # display in json > tags --expand # expand user home > tags --reverse # show the reverse mapping `
Lastly, to remove tags you don’t need anymore: `bash > untag ~/frontend ~/backend ~/tools ~/scripts @project ~/backend @backend > untag ~/vms/web ~/vms/db ~/vms/api @vms ~/has/many/tags @foo @bar `
If you need more help you can always use the option –help.
Auto-completion for zsh and bash are supported. I strongly recommend you to enable it so you don’t have to type the @ symbols all the time.
If you use bash, place the following lines in your ~/.bashrc (or ~/.bash_profile for OS X): `bash eval "$(register-python-argcomplete run)" eval "$(register-python-argcomplete tags)" `
If you use zsh, place the following lines in your ~/.zshrc: `bash autoload bashcompinit bashcompinit eval "$(register-python-argcomplete run)" eval "$(register-python-argcomplete tags)" `
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