autojump is a self-learning directory changer for navigating your filesystem. It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line. As soon as it’s installed it’ll start saving you time. Making easy to switch to the directories that are most important to you.
j is a convenience wrapper function around
autojump. Any option that can be used with
autojump can be used with
j and vice versa.
It’s really simple to use.
cd /var/log cd ~ j log
After you’ve installed it the above will quickly reach autojump about the
j log is a shortcut to the most visited directory named
jc is another function that will jump to the best matching child folder.
cd /var jc l
The above will jump to
/var/log if the child directory
log is the best match.
sudo apt-get install autojump
This will install autojump but to use it you need to configure your shell to source
autojump.sh on startup. If you’re use Bash, then add the following line to your
~/.bashrc file. The same line will work for Zsh if you add it to
autojump will install some simple readme files in
The official documentation can be found on the wiki.