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Manual Reference Pages  -  AUTOJUMP (1)

NAME

autojump - a faster way to navigate your filesystem

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Bugs
Author
License

SYNOPSIS

j dirspec

jumpstat

DESCRIPTION

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 isn’t 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:

j dirspec

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 isn’t 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!

EXAMPLES

j mp3

could jump to "/home/gwb/my mp3 collection", if that is the directory in which you keep your mp3s.

jumpstat

will print out something in the lines of:

54.5:   /home/shared/musique

60.0:   /home/joel/workspace/coolstuff/glandu

83.0:   /home/joel/workspace/abs_user/autojump

97.9:   /home/joel/workspace/autojump

141.8:  /home/joel/workspace/vv

161.7:  /home/joel

Total key weight: 1079

The "key weight" reflects the amount of time you spend in a directory.

BUGS

No known bugs at this time.

AUTHOR

Joel Schaerer (joel.schaerer@laposte.net)

LICENSE

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/>.

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1.0 AUTOJUMP (1) 10 February 2009

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