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Working on the Linux command line: How to bash `cd` with autocorrect

Judith Roth
September 17, 2021Software engineer at makandra GmbH

There is an option you can set so that when using the cd command, small typos are automatically corrected. Add the following to your ~/.bashrc:

# cd: autocorrect small typos and use best guess
shopt -s cdspell 
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Example:

cd Porjects
# Projects

pwd
# /home/judith/Projects

Also, I recommend adding aliases for your most common typos of commands you regularly use to your ~/bashrc. Which ones that are is highly personal, for me it's e.g. tig:

alias tog='tig'
alias tug='tig'
Posted by Judith Roth to makandra dev (2021-09-17 19:09)