(Mint 19.1, based on Ubuntu 18.04)
I have a directory I frequently access but which has a long path. I am tired of typing it out, so I want to be able to easily jump to this directory. The simplest method I can think of is making an alias in
alias goto_project="cd /projectdir"
This works but only works if I want to use
cd. I figure it would be more general to add a symlink to
/projectdir in path so that I could globally use commands like
cd project or
mv file project (move a file to the dir) or some
rsync call. I tried placing a symlink to the directory into
/usr/local/bin (I used
ln -s /projectdir /usr/local/bin/projects). However, this doesn't seem to enable the use of
cd project as expected. For instance, calling
which projects produces nothing.
Is this approach not possible? Maybe because it would potentially produce potential conflicts?