This is a quick reminder of a very useful function for bash/zsh that I use every day:
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Add the lines above to your
~/.bashrc and you’ll get two features:
one-character function name significantly speeds up typing (instead of
syntax highlighting powered by
vim(you need to have it installed, obviously).
The original idea is posted here: http://machine-cycle.blogspot.com/2007/10/syntax-highlighting-pager.html. It was tested in bash and used
- as the name, but my zsh produced the following error:
cd:cd:10: string not in pwd: -. Turned out zsh (or https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/) enabled this feature when
- was acting as
cd - (that is, jumping to previous directory). Thus, the function name
= works better here.