Directory Aliasing

Christopher Faylor
Sat Jul 14 21:30:00 GMT 2007

On Sat, Jul 14, 2007 at 11:33:30AM -0700, LittleTim wrote:
>Hello Everybody:
>I don't have a lot of experience using Cygwin:
>Problem:  I do a lot of work in a directory with a long path name: C:\very
>long path name\My Work
>Question:  Instead of having to type cd  C:\very long path name\My Work
>everytime I want to switch to this directory, is there any way to do
>aliasing?  For example, no matter where I am in the file system, typing cd ~
>will take me to my home directory.  I've tried to create a symbolic link. 
>Of course the symbolic link is only valid in the directory where the
>symbolic link exists, and not from anywhere in the file system.

mkdir /shortdir
mount -b 'c:\very long path name\My Work' /shortdir
cd /shortdir


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