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Discussion on: broot, a new way to browse directories

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Denys Séguret Author

z ? I'm sorry, I don't see what you refer to (my knowledge of fzf is quite limited).

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Shawn McElroy • Edited on

theres a tool called z where i can type say z folderName and it will jump to a directory that I have been to in the past with cd. just typing z will show me all the directories I have been to recently, ranked by how often I go to them.

fzf is a pretty terminal ui for finding files (in picture). Though, fzf has a lot of other great uses found here:

github.com/junegunn/fzf
fzf

I was just curious why you didn't use those. But if you were not familiar with them, that makes sense. I could do most of what you do with fzf and z. However, I do really like what you have made here. What I like is the tree like structure. I have installed it and was playing with it earlier. Good work. I'll have to keep it.

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Denys Séguret Author

I'm familiar with fzf for finding files, and I used it a lot before to use broot, it's a great tool (and one of those innovations which inspired a lot of other ones). But I didn't knew of z.