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Q&A How to automatically change to the first matching directory using fuzzy search and cd?

I want the cd command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search, without prompting me to select between multiple options. This is what I've tried: cd() { loc...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by ShadowsRanger‭  ·  last activity 11mo ago by jimbobmcgee‭

#5: Post edited by user avatar matthewsnyder‭ · 2023-06-12T14:19:31Z (11 months ago)
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How to automatically change to the first matching directory using fuzzy search and cd?
I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search, without prompting me to select between multiple options.

This is what I've tried:

```bash
cd() {
    local dir="$1"
    local selected_dir
    selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
    builtin cd "$selected_dir"
}
```

This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change automatically to the first match.
#4: Post edited by user avatar ShadowsRanger‭ · 2023-02-15T21:39:59Z (over 1 year ago)
  • Fuzzy change directory
  • How to automatically change to the first matching directory using fuzzy search and cd?
#3: Post edited by user avatar ShadowsRanger‭ · 2023-02-15T19:19:26Z (over 1 year ago)
  • I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search, without prompting me to select between multiple options.
  • This is what I've tried:
  • ```bash
  • cd() {
  • local dir="$1"
  • local selected_dir
  • selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
  • builtin cd "$selected_dir"
  • }
  • ```
  • This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change directory to the closest directory.
  • I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search, without prompting me to select between multiple options.
  • This is what I've tried:
  • ```bash
  • cd() {
  • local dir="$1"
  • local selected_dir
  • selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
  • builtin cd "$selected_dir"
  • }
  • ```
  • This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change automatically to the first match.
#2: Post edited by user avatar ShadowsRanger‭ · 2023-02-15T19:18:55Z (over 1 year ago)
  • I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search using `fzf`, without prompting me to select between multiple options.
  • This is what I've tried:
  • ```bash
  • cd() {
  • local dir="$1"
  • local selected_dir
  • selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
  • builtin cd "$selected_dir"
  • }
  • ```
  • This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change directory to the closest directory.
  • I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search, without prompting me to select between multiple options.
  • This is what I've tried:
  • ```bash
  • cd() {
  • local dir="$1"
  • local selected_dir
  • selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
  • builtin cd "$selected_dir"
  • }
  • ```
  • This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change directory to the closest directory.
#1: Initial revision by user avatar ShadowsRanger‭ · 2023-02-15T18:56:26Z (over 1 year ago)
Fuzzy change directory
I want the `cd` command to automatically change to the first directory that matches a fuzzy search using `fzf`, without prompting me to select between multiple options.

This is what I've tried:

```bash
cd() {
    local dir="$1"
    local selected_dir
    selected_dir=$(find . -depth 1 -type d 2>/dev/null | fzf +m -q "$dir" --height 40% --reverse --select-1)
    builtin cd "$selected_dir"
}
```

This prompts me to select between different directories but I want to change directory to the closest directory.
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