Behold z, the unsung jewel that rethinks shell navigation

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  • prezto

    The configuration framework for Zsh

  • autojump

    A cd command that learns - easily navigate directories from the command line

    This sounds just like autojump (typically run using `j`) to me:

    Agree that it's an invaluable piece of software!

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  • fasd

    Command-line productivity booster, offers quick access to files and directories, inspired by autojump, z and v.

    I use which has all the functionality of z but with some other goodies as well.

  • z

    Pure-fish z directory jumping (by jethrokuan)

    Other than the already mentioned zoxide, there's also

  • vim-projectionist

    projectionist.vim: Granular project configuration

    Inside vim Tim Pope's excellent vim-projectionist has a wonderfully useful feature for flipping between various related files(:h projectionist-alternate). The whole plugin is really cool, it makes it so simple to configure project specific working environments with it.

  • zsh-z

    Jump quickly to directories that you have visited "frecently." A native Zsh port of with added features.

    Native zsh version:

    (No external tools, so no forking of awk, sort, date, sed, mv, rm, and chown. Plus some stability improvements in terms of race conditions...)

  • zsh-autosuggestions

    Fish-like autosuggestions for zsh

    I use zsh with this plugin:

    Best of both worlds, fish-like autocomplete combined with bash-compatibility :)

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

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