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How do I install the shell "z" script directory jumper on Ubuntu 12.10?

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In the z readme after line 48, it says:


Put something like this in your $HOME/.bashrc or $HOME/.zshrc:

. /path/to/

cd around for a while to build up the db.

You need to download the file to a directory of your choosing, then tell your .bashrc where it is, so your terminal can find it. (The same applies for z-shell, which is just another shell system.) Then, after you use bash for a while, z will know your favorite locations.

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You can download and add to *rc files using command line as so

# Download to latest to home dir
wget -O ~/
# Add to .bashrc
echo . /path/to/ >> ~/.bashrc
# Add to .zshrc
echo . /path/to/ >> ~/.zshrc
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@VolkerSiegel There is no link in this answer at all, so your comment isn't very helpful. David: It is true however that your answer doesn't provide much explanation. I see the shell comments, but could you expand on those in the answer itself? Thanks. –  Seth Sep 14 '14 at 17:02
@Seth Yes, I asked on meta related to handling this as "link only", and learned something:… I mixed up flagging with commenting on close. –  Volker Siegel Sep 14 '14 at 17:06

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