Autojump: blazing fast filesystem navigation

autojump - A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

I just ran across a very convenient little tool called autojump that I wanted to share.

For a number of years, i’ve used aliases in Bash for quickly navigating the file system. autojump makes this unnecessary.

OS X crash course

This requires that you have brew installed and use Bash as your shell


brew install autojump
echo '[[ -s `brew --prefix`/etc/ ]] && . `brew --prefix`/etc/' >> ~/.bash_profile 
source ~/.bash_profile


cd /path/to/my-project
j my-project

Please note that you need to cd into the directory before it appears in the index.