When I’m showing code or asking for advice to a colleague, I’m always surprised by their reactions when they see my jump function.
I am not a huge fan of aliases, but the few ones I use are really priceless. And amongst them, my favourites is still jump.
Jump is a little collection of functions in my bashrc file allowing me to mark projects folder and jump to them from anywhere. For example :
$ cd ~/projects/client-dir/project-dir $ mark /* … */ $ cd ~/projects/another-client-dir/project2-dir /* … */ $ jump project-dir $ pwd /home/gentux/projects/client-dir/project-dir
Jump is not alone here, functions include :
- mark (create a new symlink)
- marks (list symlinks)
- unmark (remove mark)
- jump (jump to mark)
All people I told about these little functions asked me to send them by mail, so, today I decided to create a new github repository to store it.
I can’t recall where I originally found those functions, I’ve been using them for a pretty long time now and I hope it’ll be useful to other people now :)