How to create short form for directories?

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Old 01-16-2008
Question How to create short form for directories?

Hi Friends,

Can you please tell me how to create short form for directories?

this is a directory: /usr/tmp/progs/scripts
when i give cd $short_name, it should take to the above path.

in which env setting do i have to set?

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Old 01-16-2008

# 3  
Old 01-16-2008
for bash at least:


should work - i.e. will let you cd to dir's within BASEDIR

or if that's not quite what you mean, use ln to make a link....
# 4  
Old 01-16-2008
Use the link command ... it's easier.
# 5  
Old 01-26-2008
are these commands scope is upto session?

i want that short_variable to be exist for any session..
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Old 01-26-2008


I believe that the ln command would help solve your problem.

you could try using the following command:

ln -s /usr/tmp/progs/scripts <any name>

eg: ln -s /usr/tmp/progs/scripts ~/scrilink

so you can do : cd ~/scrilink

This is my first post in this forum. hope you find it useful.
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Old 01-26-2008
but the ln is used to create a link for files r8?

i want to do it for directory.

if i give cd $tmp

it should take me to the diectory defined in the tmp variable.
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