Command-line productivity booster, offers quick access to files and directories, inspired by autojump, z and v.
Fasd (pronounced similar to “fast”) is a command-line productivity booster. Fasd offers quick access to files and directories for POSIX shells. It is inspired by tools like autojump, z and v. Fasd keeps track of files and directories you have accessed, so that you can quickly reference them in the command line.
The name fasd comes from the default suggested aliases
Fasd ranks files and directories by “frecency,” that is, by both “frequency” and “recency.” The term “frecency” was first coined by Mozilla and used in Firefox (link).
If you use your shell to navigate and launch applications, fasd can help you do it more efficiently. With fasd, you can open files regardless of which directory you are in. Just with a few key strings, fasd can find a “frecent” file or directory and open it with command you specify. Below are some hypothetical situations, where you can type in the command on the left and fasd will “expand” your command into the right side. Pretty magic, huh?
v def conf => vim /some/awkward/path/to/type/default.conf j abc => cd /hell/of/a/awkward/path/to/get/to/abcdef m movie => mplayer /whatever/whatever/whatever/awesome_movie.mp4 o eng paper => xdg-open /you/dont/remember/where/english_paper.pdf vim `f rc lo` => vim /etc/rc.local vim `f rc conf` => vim /etc/rc.conf
Fasd comes with some useful aliases by default:
alias a='fasd -a' # any alias s='fasd -si' # show / search / select alias d='fasd -d' # directory alias f='fasd -f' # file alias sd='fasd -sid' # interactive directory selection alias sf='fasd -sif' # interactive file selection alias z='fasd_cd -d' # cd, same functionality as j in autojump alias zz='fasd_cd -d -i' # cd with interactive selection
Fasd will smartly detect when to display a list of files or just the best match. For instance, when you call fasd in a subshell with some search parameters, fasd will only return the best match. This enables you to do:
mv update.html `d www` cp `f mov` .