As a web developer, I find myself navigating around in the terminal most of my time. The most frequent combination of commands I usually run are
cd immediately followed by an
ls. After a bit of Googling, I found a way to do this automatically in Ubuntu at home and OSX at work by adding a couple of lines to my .bashrc (.bash_profile for OSX).
Easy. All it does is create a function
cs() that will call the standard
cd command with any arguments passed into it. Once the directory is changed, it will list the directory contents with an
ls. The default behavior of
cd is replaced using
Update 05-01-2012: I noticed that this disables the default behavior of
cd going to the home directory when no arguments are passed. There is probably a much more clever way to handle this, but the above code now handles that.