Manual Reference Pages - AUTOJUMP (1)
autojump - a faster way to navigate your filesystem
One of the most used shell commands is "cd". A quick survey among my friends revealed that between 10 and 20% of all commands they type are actually cd commands! Unfortunately, jumping from one part of your system to another with cd requires to enter almost the full path, which isnt very practical and requires a lot of keystrokes.
autojump is a faster way to navigate your filesystem. It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line. The
jumpstat command shows you the current contents of the database. You need to work a little bit before the database becomes useable. Once your database is reasonably complete, you can "jump" to a directory by typing:
where dirspec is a few characters of the directory you want to jump to. It will jump to the most used directory whose name matches the pattern given in dirspec. Note that autojump isnt meant to be a drop-in replacement for cd, but rather a complement. Cd is fine when staying in the same area of the filesystem; autojump is there to help when you need to jump far away from your current location.
Autojump supports autocompletion. Try it!
could jump to "/home/gwb/my mp3 collection", if that is the directory in which you keep your mp3s.
will print out something in the lines of:
Total key weight: 1079
The "key weight" reflects the amount of time you spend in a directory.
No known bugs at this time.
Joel Schaerer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
autojump 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
(at your option) any later version.
autojump 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 for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with autojump. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
|1.0 ||AUTOJUMP (1) ||10 February 2009 |
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