Often I run into a problem, I need to create a directory using mkdir and I have to cd into it. Some times I need to create a directory structure like this: ~/code/folder/sub_folder, the folder might be missing or the code might be missing. So I found the following shell command which will mkdir with padding and changes i.e cd to the created directory.

I think an alias could do that. Another good one is cd then ls.

@remram@lemmy.ml
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An alias only runs a single command

@southerntofu@lemmy.ml
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Nice short helper!

Why would you eval cd "\"\$$#\"" ??? So you’re passing all arguments to mkdir potentially making several folders (mkcd test1/foo1 test2/foo2), then moving into the last provided argument ($# is 1 when there is one argument and $1 is the argument) via some exec magic. To be fair it does look safe (but execs always look safe :D) but why not move into the first provided argument instead (&& cp "$1") and avoid that dance entirely?

@lenathaw@lemmy.ml
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I have a little function for that

mkdirpushd () {
        mkdir -p ${1}
        pushd ${1}
}

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