dirabbrev - Using abbreviations for long directory paths

1 What is dirabbrev?

dirabbrev is a dynamic way to define and use abbreviations for long directory paths. The user assigns a simple name to a directory. dirabbrev then automatically defines an alias and an environment variables corresponding to this name. These can be used to quickly change to the abbreviated directory, and to use the abbreviations in any file specification in the shell. Abbreviations are stored in a file and reinstalled in every new shell.

2 Requirements

dirabbrev is written in Perl and requires Perl version 5.003 or higher.

3 Where to download?

You can have a look at the dirabbrev man page or grab the the complete program (which contains the man page in POD format). The current version is 2.0 and has been stable for a couple of years.

Author: Carsten Dominik

Created: 2016-11-10 Thu 22:13

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