Improving My Directory Workflow

October 7, 2022

rct in action

This is my most used custom shell script.


directory=$(find ~/projects ~/assignments ~/personal -mindepth 0 -maxdepth 1 -type d | fzf)

if [ -z "$1" ]; then
    cd "$directory"
    exec fish
    exec ranger "$directory"

Please note this is configured for the fish shell.

If you don’t use the fish shell change the exec command to your shell of choice.

Speed 🏃🏻💨

rct was a little script I made to quickly find directories that I use a lot.

Gone are the days of cd ~; cd important-directory/; ls; cd subdirectory; ls; vim

Now I just run rct and use fzf to search for the directory I need.

Keybinds ⌨️

alt+r launches my terminal with rct running and ready to go.

alt+shift+r launches ranger in the directory that I select with rct.

DWM Setup 🪟

Keybinds are added in config.h under the keys variable.

{ MODKEY, XK_r, spawn, SHCMD("st -e rct") },

{ MODKEY|ShiftMask, XK_r, spawn, SHCMD("st -e rct 0") },