If I want to navigate inside folder with long hard-to-type name, is there way to use 'cd' with some kind of shortened name of this folder, to get free from unnecessary work?
If you know that the name is unique after a few typed letters, you can do – for example to go to the folder "FooBarBaz":
The same works the other way around, or if the part you know is in the middle of the folder name:
This probably requires the least keypresses. You can just press Enter and it'll expand automatically.
You can get even shorter if you set the
Of course, you can add this option to your shell's configuration file to have it loaded automatically (e.g.,
You can try use zsh, it has advanced command completion features
cd /u/sh/lo + tab = cd /usr/share/locale
Also we can use zsh hash aliases and other magic zsh functions)