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An implementation of a persistent directory stack in bash.

Although bash has the built-in commands "dirs", "pushd" and "popd" that manage a directory stack, these commands lack certain features.

bash-dirstack has the following advantages:

  • A single directory stack file can be shared across all terminal windows of your session.
  • The directory stack is a text file than can be edited.
  • The directory stack is preserved after you log off.
  • You can use several directory stacks, each with a different name.
  • You can go to the last entry on the stack without removing it from the stack.
  • You can navigate to directories in the stack without changing the stack.
  • You can use strings, even regular expressions to select directories from the stack.



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Required to usetail
Required to usenl
Required to usesed
Required to usebash
Required to usegrep


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