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Bookmark system between development branches.

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# Squirrel Bookmarks

Bookmark system between development branches.

## Why?

When I am at work, it's common to work on multiple development branches simultaneously.

For example, when I am developing a new feature on a feature branch `feature-param-validation`, I want
to run a local environment of production branch `production`. Meanwhile, our QA found a critical bug on
the other feature branch `feature-remove-tokens`.

What do I do?

Single clone of the working repository is not enough for me. So I clone multiple copies of the
repositories in my local machine. You can see many directories in the directory of my `~/dev`, and
each directory is a development branch, e.g. `feature-param-validation`, `feature-remove-tokens`,
`production`, etc.

Then it's time for Squirrel Bookmarks. Basically it can do the following 2 things:

- Switch to a bookmark quickly: When I am doing my development, there are some directories that
I frequently `cd` into. For example, I often `cd` into `client-side/js/components` and `server-side/src/resources`.
So I need bookmarks for those directories.

- Switch to a branch quickly: I also want to switch between branches quickly. As mentioned above, I have
multiple branches: `feature-param-validation`, `feature-remove-tokens`, `production`, etc.

Example usage will be like:

$ sq feature-param-validation
jump to /Users/johnlinp/dev/feature-param-validation
$ sq components
jump to /Users/johnlinp/dev/feature-param-validation/client-side/js/components
$ cd checkbox
$ pwd
$ sq production
jump to /Users/johnlinp/dev/production/client-side/js/components/checkbox
$ sq resources
jump to /Users/johnlinp/dev/production/server-side/src/resources

## Requirement

Currently only supports Python 3.5+.

## Operation System

Currently tested on:

- macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
- Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)

## Install

Please type:

$ sudo pip3 install squirrel-bookmarks

to install.

## Setup Config

You have to setup config first.

Please type:

$ squirrel init-config

to initialize your bookmark config at `~/.squirrel.json`.

After that, please edit `~/.squirrel.json` to meet your needs.

## Usage

When you want to jump to a branch called `production`, please type:

$ sq production

When you want to jump to a bookmark named `components`, please type:

$ sq components

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