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Easy file system navigation in the terminal using Z

Z tracks your most used directories, based on ‘frecency’.

After a short learning phase, z will take you to the most ‘frecent’
directory that matches ALL of the regexes given on the command line, in order.

You can download the tool here: https://github.com/rupa/z

I’ve been using this for a few weeks and it greatly speeds jumping around from project to project on the command line. This tool is also demonstrated in the excellent Command Line Power User series by Wes Bos.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.