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Old 09-21-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
Melsync
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assign an arbitrary name or letter to a directory


How can I tell my system that a precise folder, for instance, /home/user/terrible/example, will be called 'myexecs' or 'M' or whatever shortcut?
The idea is to call quickly the bash scripts and files of that folder:

$ ls -la myexecs

or

$ ls -ls M

instead of

$ ls -la ~/terrible/example

Thanks.
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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Hi,

export M="/home/user/terrible/example"

ls -l $M

M is an exported (in case you want to use it in sub shells) variable that holds your dir, and can be used by placing a $ in front of it (see example above).

Put it in your .profile (or alike) to make it permanent.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 07:57 AM   #3
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also files

Yes, I also wrote my export path at the /home/user/.bashrc file
export M=/home/user/terrible/example
and I could call $M after logging out and in.

I've tried with files, at they can be called everywhere with the $ symbol!.
Thanks!
 
Old 10-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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Use a symlink:

ln -s ~/terrible/example ~/M
 
  


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