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Manage your most commonly used directories in command line, requires the tcl edition Environment Module.

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Essential-pathway (short for ep) is a tool that helps people quickly access to their most commonly used folders in command line in some operation systems like linux. A PATHWAY is defined as a user named environment variable using this tool, which consists of a pathway name, a path and a comment. One can add, modify or delete PATHWAYS which linked to their folders’ paths, or do some comments for memory.

This tool has only been tested in archlinux and might not be able to use under root. It’s based on Environment Modules (short for em) and is released under LGPLv3.


The native Tcl version Environment Modules package is needed by this tool, while a $HOME/.modulespath with a contained user modulefiles folder should also be created by user before using ep.

An example of $HOME/.modulespath:<br> `bash modules `

And a folder name modules should be created in $HOME/

After that, the following sentences must be add to $HOME/.bashrc to keep em works properly:<br> `bash export MODULEPATH=${HOME}/modules:$MODULEPATH <br> source /etc/modules-tcl/init/bash<br> ` Prettytable, an elegant table processing python library is also needed.

Ep can be installed when all dependencies are met.


`bash git clone cd essential-pathway sudo python ./ install ` Or you can use pip `bash pip install essential-pathway `


Notice:<br> Before each operations below, please execute 'module unload epath' first.<br> To make pathways usable, please execute 'module load epath' or add this sentence to $HOME/.bashrc.<br> 'ep u' just delete epath, and will keep the database file in $HOME/.ep.

Quckly add current foler to a pathway<br> `bash ep a PATHWAY_NAME ` Listing exsit pathways<br> `bash ep l ` Create a pathway<br> `bash ep a PATHWAY_NAME PATH_TO_YOUR_FOLDER ` Make or change a short comment for an exists pathway<br> `bash ep c PATHWAY_NAME ` Modify a pathway<br> `bash ep m PATHWAY_NAME PATH_TO_NEW_FOLDER ` Delete a pathway<br> `bash ep d PATHWAY_NAME ` Check paths’ availabilities and automatic delete invalid ones<br> `bash ep k ` Refresh the Env-module<br> `bash ep r ` Backup settings<br> `bash ep b ` Uninstall all settings<br> `bash ep u `

When the module epath has been loaded, one can use “$PATHWAY_NAME” instead of the whole path, the “” pair cannot be omitted if there are blank spaces in the path.

realasking Aug 15,2017 changlog ——– 2017-08-24 Released 1.0.2. Fix bugs. 2017-08-23 Modified ep to keep module file epath unloaded before ep start. 2017-08-15 Finished debuging and testing in 64bit linux, and publish version 1.0 2017-08-06 All scripts have been rewritten by using python3 2017-07-23 Begins to arrange older scripts I wrote to manage massive folders’ paths

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