re: What are your favorite terminal apps or scripts, to use for productivity? VIEW POST


Some of my favorites:

  • z: Tracks your most used directories, based on 'frecency' and makes it easy to jump to them.
  • exa: a Rust replacement for ls, including nice colors, git status etc
  • ripgrep: Super fast grep replacement written in Rust.
  • fzf: a command-line fuzzy finder that nicely integrates into many tools, see e.g. my post.

these are some of my favorite tools. z is just so darn useful.


For things like what you're doing with z I just use ctrl-r and pull what I want from my shell history.


I guess you don't know what I'm doing with z then ¯\(ツ)

To clarify: Being able to type z followed by a couple of letters, then hitting TAB and getting z to autocomplete on the correct directory based on a combination of frequency and recency is IMHO more convenient than the CTRL-R approach.

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