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autojump(1) autojump(1)


autojump - a faster way to navigate your filesystem


autojump is a faster way to navigate your filesystem. It works by maintaining a database of the directories you use the most from the command line.
Directories must be visited first before they can be jumped to.


j is a convenience wrapper function around autojump. Any option that can be used with autojump can be used with j and vice versa.
Jump To A Directory That Contains foo:
j foo
Jump To A Child Directory:
Sometimes it's convenient to jump to a child directory (sub-directory of current directory) rather than typing out the full name.
jc bar
Open File Manager To Directories (instead of jumping):
Instead of jumping to a directory, you can open a file explorer window (Mac Finder, Windows Explorer, GNOME Nautilus, etc.) to the directory instead.
jo music
Opening a file manager to a child directory is also supported:
jco images
Using Multiple Arguments:
Let's assume the following database:
30   /home/user/mail/inbox
10   /home/user/work/inbox
j in would jump into /home/user/mail/inbox as the higher weighted entry. However you can pass multiple arguments to autojump to prefer a different entry. In the above example, j w in would then change directory to /home/user/work/inbox.
For more options refer to help:
autojump --help


autojump does not support directories that begin with -.
For bash users, autojump keeps track of directories by modifying $PROMPT_COMMAND. Do not overwrite $PROMPT_COMMAND:
export PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a"
Instead append to the end of the existing $PROMPT_COMMAND:


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autojump was originally written by Joël Schaerer, and currently maintained by William Ting. More contributors can be found in AUTHORS. Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
10 April 2012 release-v22