2020 Update: a new “cd” (see bottom of post)
This article is due at least in part as a response to Olivier Lacan’s post,
“cd is Wasting Your Time”
After finding this post in r/Linux, I felt I agreed with the comments more so than the article. It’s fairly obvious that most Linux power users rarely ever touch
cd when working in their interactive shell, and Olivier’s examples only made us cringe harder.
Take a look at the first few examples he gave of what a ‘routine’ shell use log might look like, and tell me that’s really how you want to use your shell?
If you know me well, you’ve probably already heard of the slew of tricks I have up my
.zshrc, but as it turns out, most of those tricks aren’t really that tricky!