I'm a big fan of using bash's pushd, popd, and dirs program set. However, I tend to use it so much, that the list of directories becomes too hard to read through.
It would be nice if I could get the dirs operation to use aliases in addition to the default home directory ~. For example, if I move around a lot in the subdirectories of ~/Documents/MyBaseDir/MyCodeCheckout, then instead of...
user1> dirs ~/Documents/MyBaseDir/MyCodeCheckout/src/main/resource, ~/Documents/MyBaseDir/MyCodeCheckout/src/test/java/testdir1
...I'd like to get dirs (and pushd and popd) to display something like:
user1> dirs ~code1/src/main/resource, ~code1/src/test/java/testdir1
Notice in this post, that the latter output doesn't even need a scroll bar. In the typical command prompt window, it would cut down significantly on wrapping, which is a pain to decipher.
I've recently found the -v flag to the dirs command, which makes the above output look like this:
user1> dirs -v 0 ~/Documents/MyBaseDir/MyCodeCheckout/src/main/resource 1 ~/Documents/MyBaseDir/MyCodeCheckout/src/test/java/testdir1
This would be sufficient, and I can get this behavior by default by using:
alias dirs='dirs -v'
The only downside to that is that I can't find a way to get pushd or popd to use the same format when they display the same list. Despite bash documentation saying that a dirs operation is performed upon successful completion of both commands, it seems that the alias above does not expand into their realm.
Any further ideas would be appreciated.