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okCharlo
-='cd -'
...=../..
....=../../..
.....=../../../..
......=../../../../..
1='cd -'
2='cd -2'
3='cd -3'
4='cd -4'
5='cd -5'
6='cd -6'
7='cd -7'
8='cd -8'
9='cd -9'
_=sudo
afind='ack -il'
ampanalytics='amplify console analytics'
ampauth='amplify console auth'
ampfunction='amplify console function'
ampstorage='amplify console storage'
apacherl='sudo apachectl restart'

back-packages='dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall > ~/20201009_16_01_31--installed-packages--USERNAME.local'
cdprofile='cd ~/.profile_scripts; la'
cdweb='cd ~/Sites'
cheatsheet='vim ~/cheatsheet/cheatsheet.md'
chrome='open -a Google\ Chrome'
cl='clear && echo '\''\U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E  \U1F60E'\'
composer='php ~/.composer/composer.phar'
d='dirs -v | head -10'
dc=docker-compose
dex='docker exec -i -t'
di='docker images'
did='dockviz images --dot'
dip='docker inspect --format '\''{{ .NetworkSettings.IPAddress }}'\'
dis='dockviz images --short'
dit='dockviz images --tree'
dkd='docker run -d -P'
dki='docker run -i -t -P'
dl='docker ps -l -q'
dockviz='docker run -it --rm -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock nate/dockviz'
dpa='docker ps -a'
dps='docker ps'
dpsa='docker ps -a'
drmc='docker container rm '
drmcf='docker container rm -f'
drmf='docker stop $(docker ps -a -q) && docker rm $(docker ps -a -q)'
dvls='docker volume ls'
dvp='docker volume prune'
g=git
ga='git add'
gaa='git add --all'
gapa='git add --patch'
gb='git branch'
gba='git branch -a'
gbas='git branch --sort=-committerdate --all'
gbd='git branch -d'
gbda='git branch --no-color --merged | command grep -vE "^(\*|\s*(master|develop|dev)\s*$)" | command xargs -n 1 git branch -d'
gbl='git blame -b -w'
gbnm='git branch --no-merged'
gbr='git branch --remote'
gbs='git bisect'
gbsb='git bisect bad'
gbsg='git bisect good'
gbsr='git bisect reset'
gbss='git bisect start'
gc='git commit -v'
'gc!'='git commit -v --amend'
gca='git commit -v -a'
'gca!'='git commit -v -a --amend'
gcam='git commit -a -m'
'gcan!'='git commit -v -a --no-edit --amend'
'gcans!'='git commit -v -a -s --no-edit --amend'
gcb='git checkout -b'
gcd='git checkout develop'
gcf='git config --list'
gcgb='gulp clean; gulp build'
gcl='git clone --recursive'
gclean='git clean -fd'
gcm='git checkout master'
gcmsg='git commit -m'
'gcn!'='git commit -v --no-edit --amend'
gco='git checkout'
gcoa='git commit --amend'
gcount='git shortlog -sn'
gcp='git cherry-pick'
gcpa='git cherry-pick --abort'
gcpc='git cherry-pick --continue'
gcs='git commit -S'
gcsm='git commit -s -m'
gd='git diff'
gdca='git diff --cached'
gdct='git describe --tags `git rev-list --tags --max-count=1`'
gdt='git diff-tree --no-commit-id --name-only -r'
gdw='git diff --word-diff'
gf='git fetch'
gfa='git fetch --all --prune'
gfo='git fetch origin'
gg='git gui citool'
gga='git gui citool --amend'
gglbc='git pull origin-bc master'
ggpbc='git push origin-bc master'
ggpull='git pull origin $(git_current_branch)'
ggpur=ggu
ggpush='git push origin $(git_current_branch)'
ggsup='git branch --set-upstream-to=origin/$(git_current_branch)'
ghh='git help'
gignore='git update-index --assume-unchanged'
gignored='git ls-files -v | grep "^[[:lower:]]"'
git-svn-dcommit-push='git svn dcommit && git push github master:svntrunk'
gk='\gitk --all --branches'
gke='\gitk --all $(git log -g --pretty=%h)'
gl='git pull'
glg='git log --stat'
glgg='git log --graph'
glgga='git log --graph --decorate --all'
glgm='git log --graph --max-count=10'
glgp='git log --stat -p'
glgpretty='git log --oneline --graph --pretty=format:"%h%x09%an%x09%ad%x09%s"'
glo='git log --oneline --decorate'
globurl='noglob urlglobber '
glog='git log --oneline --decorate --graph'
gloga='git log --oneline --decorate --graph --all'
glol='git log --graph --pretty='\''%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset'\'' --abbrev-commit'
glola='git log --graph --pretty='\''%Cred%h%Creset -%C(yellow)%d%Creset %s %Cgreen(%cr) %C(bold blue)<%an>%Creset'\'' --abbrev-commit --all'
glp=_git_log_prettily
glum='git pull upstream master'
gm='git merge'
gmom='git merge origin/master'
gmt='git mergetool --no-prompt'
gmtvim='git mergetool --no-prompt --tool=vimdiff'
gmum='git merge upstream/master'
gp='git push'
gpd='git push --dry-run'
gpoat='git push origin --all && git push origin --tags'
gpristine='git reset --hard && git clean -dfx'
gpsup='git push --set-upstream origin $(git_current_branch)'
gpu='git push upstream'
gpv='git push -v'
gr='git remote'
gra='git remote add'
grb='git rebase'
grba='git rebase --abort'
grbc='git rebase --continue'
grbi='git rebase -i'
grbm='git rebase master'
grbs='git rebase --skip'
grep='grep  --color=auto --exclude-dir={.bzr,CVS,.git,.hg,.svn}'
grh='git reset HEAD'
grhh='git reset HEAD --hard'
grmv='git remote rename'
grrm='git remote remove'
grset='git remote set-url'
grt='cd $(git rev-parse --show-toplevel || echo ".")'
gru='git reset --'
grup='git remote update'
grv='git remote -v'
gsb='git status -sb'
gsd='git svn dcommit'
gsi='git submodule init'
gsps='git show --pretty=short --show-signature'
gsr='git svn rebase'
gss='git status -s'
gst='git status'
gsta='git stash save'
gstaa='git stash apply'
gstc='git stash clear'
gstd='git stash drop'
gstl='git stash list'
gstp='git stash pop'
gsts='git stash show --text'
gsu='git submodule update'
gts='git tag -s'
gtv='git tag | sort -V'
gunignore='git update-index --no-assume-unchanged'
gunwip='git log -n 1 | grep -q -c "\-\-wip\-\-" && git reset HEAD~1'
gup='git pull --rebase'
gupv='git pull --rebase -v'
gwch='git whatchanged -p --abbrev-commit --pretty=medium'
gwip='git add -A; git rm $(git ls-files --deleted) 2> /dev/null; git commit --no-verify -m "--wip-- [skip ci]"'
history='fc -l 1'
l='ls -lah'
la='ls -lAh'
ll='ls -lh'
ls='ls -G'
lsa='ls -lah'
makegif='~/byzanz-gui'
md='mkdir -p'
opend='open .'
pg-start='launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist'
pg-stop='launchctl unload ~/Library/LaunchAgents/homebrew.mxcl.postgresql.plist'
please=sudo
po=popd
pu=pushd
rd=rmdir
rl='source ~/.zshrc'
run-help=man
rvm-restart='rvm_reload_flag=1 source '\''/Users/usersname/.rvm/scripts/rvm'\'
sshwidmee='ssh widmee@163.172.217.14'
subl='/Applications/Sublime\ Text.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/subl'
which-command=whence
wpdbscp='wp db export --exclude_tables=wp_options,wp_users; scp *.sql root@myserverip_OR_url:~/uploads/; rm *.sql'
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Loouis Low

The ... (dot dot dot...) is genius!

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Madza Author • Edited

Damn, this is nuts! 👀😮
Massive thanks for sharing all of these 😍💯

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Ian Pride • Edited

If you are using Bash you can automate creating your aliases you have for:

...='cd ../..'

etc...

by looping a range of numbers (of your choice, of course) to create each alias in sequence:

dota='...' # Preset alias starting point, key
dotb='../../' # Preset match starting point, value
for int in {1..20}; do
    alias ${dota}='cd '"${dotb}" # Create the next alias 
    dota="${dota}"'.' # increment key string
    dotb="${dotb}"'../' # increment value string
done
unset int dota dotb # cleanup

In this way you can set more than just a few aliases of this sort and go back as many as 20 directories (or more, of course). Seems pointless or redundant to some, but I find myself navigating dirs this way often lol; maybe I'm just weird. If you're not interested then I'll just remove this post...

The only reason I posted is because I already do it this way and when I seen your post here I thought you or someone else might be interested in my method.

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