$ mv file dir && cd "$_"  && pwd

April 16, 2022, 9:55 a.m.Bryan-netizen


This one liner allows you to move a file or directory and cd the to the destination of the move. The "$_" repeats the last argument dir, this allows it to take the command cd and execute, pwd is just to show you where you are.

function name() { mv "$1" "$2" && cd "$_" && pwd }

This function will do the same thing.

I got tired of always moving files from my Downloads folder only to cd to the destination and start working on it. The mv can be substituent with cp as well.


Can only do one file or dir at a time. Haven't figured out how to multiple file moves to one directory.