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Magic goto - goto where you need to be, right now.

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Goto is a magic tool that takes you were you want to be, now.

Projects have their own folders, important files, links to good articles or key websites. The problem is that all these are spread out on different locations. By adding shortcuts to goto, so called magic words, you can jump to them. The shortcuts are assciated with a project name. And you can switch the project any time.

In example:

    goto visualstudio  -->  Opens the solutionfile for the vs solutions file of the current project
    goto jira          -->  Opens a jira board for the current project
    goto bitbucket     -->  bitbucket repo for the current project


Mac OS-X / Linux

git clone
cd goto 

After install, close and reopen your terminal.

Windows (using gitbash)

Do the same as above, but open git bash as Administrator


The basics
    goto <magicword>                        Go to shortcut
    goto add    <magicword> <url or path>   Add shortcut      
    goto update <magicword> <url or path>   Update shortcut
    goto rm     <magicword>                 Remove shortcut
    goto show   <magicword>                 Show url of shortcut
    goto list                               List all shortcuts  
    goto list -v                            With the urls printed

Working with folders and files
    goto <magicword>              Goto will cd to a folder shortcut by default. 
    goto cd   <magicword>         cd in terminal
    goto open <magicword>         open in finder/file explorer
    goto -o   <magicword>                                    

If you add a shortcut to a folder, and name it "code"...
    goto add code <path to folder with code>
...this command will open folder with Sublime Text
    goto subl                                

How does Goto know which project is the active one?

You tell goto with this command: project <project-name>

Examples: project django-blog | project website | project goto

How does Goto know which projects exists?

You tell Goto with the command:

 `project add <project-name>`

How does Goto know which shortcuts there are in the project?

Define them once, and use them a thousand times. By this command:

 `goto add <magic-word> <URI>`

A magic-word is the name of your shortcut.


goto add github goto add music ~/the/sound/of/music
goto add jira

First one adds a url to a repo on github relevant to the project. The second one adds a folder path.

When you activate a project, Goto remembers which project you are thinking about right now.

Then it makes sense to call the shortcut visualstudio, because it implicit means the visual studio project associated with this project.


goto add jira

Uninstall (OS-X)

rm -rf /usr/local/opt/goto

# remove symbolic links
rm /usr/local/bin/goto
rm /usr/local/bin/project
rm /usr/local/bin/start_goto
rm /usr/local/bin/_gotoutils

#lastly, remove the line `source start_goto` from .bash_profile

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