On many occasions, you may be using paths to files or directories that are quite long or complicated to remember. At other times, they may be difficult to enter because they have weird unicode characters, spaces, or you are simply lazy to type them in full. To shorten paths you can use programs like GoGo that will allow you to create short paths for your most used files.
For that, GoGo behaves like the tool to create aliases which has Linux. In the same way that you create aliases for your commands, you can also create a short and intuitive name for any path that you use frequently and do not feel like entering the whole thing. To do this, the first thing you must have installed is this program I'm talking about. It's free, open source, written in Python, and available on Github.
For, install it, you must follow the following steps:
git clone https://github.com/mgoral/gogo.git cd gogo/ mkdir -p ~/bin cp gogo.py ~/bin/ cat gogo.sh >> ~/.bashrc
After that it would be installed and ready to go in your favorite distribution. As you can see, the procedure is general for any distro, it does not vary depending on whether you have one system or another.
But before you start using, you must configure it with the routes you want shorten. But it is very simple. Just go to the file ~ / .config / gogo / gogo.conf. That is the main configuration file for GoGo. With any text editor you use regularly, open it to start editing it with the shortcuts you need. For example, imagine you want to create the following path aliases and leave a directory as the default path:
# Comentarios comienzan con # para que sean ignorados default = ~/aqui/la/ruta/predeterminada alias1 = /la/ruta/que/quieras/acortar alias2 = /otra/de/las/rutas/que/quieras/acortar
Now, you would already have a default route in which it will always be positioned by default and two more aliases. Remember that instead of alias1, alias2, etc., you can use whatever names you want. To go to one of these routes, the way is very simple, just using the alias name you have used. For example:
By the way, if you want create an alias of a route you are on quickly, you can use the command "gogo -a alias" without quotes. Replace the alias with the name you want to give it and it will be added to the configuration file ...