Today I found a great tool to ease the navigation in terminal, called apparix. It lets you bookmark a folder so that you easily can navigate to it just by typing
To install apparix in Ubuntu, type
sudo apt-get install apparix
in a terminal window.
After installation you need to set up the aliases “bm” for bookmarking and “to” for going to a bookmark by adding a few functions to your .bashrc file in your home folder (if you don’t have this file, you can create it yourself).
You’ll find the functions you need to add by issuing the command
in a terminal window. Copy everything below “Bash-style functions” except the “CSH-style aliases”. Paste this into your .bashrc file.
Open up a new terminal, cd to your directory of choice and type
to bookmark the folder. Afterwards you can go to any folder and type
to go to your bookmark.
This tool is of course available for other Linux distributions too.