Sometimes you are very deep in your project structure (e.g.
~/code/private/some_app/spec/lib/some_module/come_class_spec.rb) and need to jump to the project root. There is no easy way to do that out of the box. Either you change to a relative path like
cd ~/code/private/some_app or you need to move up the hierarchy with
cd ../../../. But there is a neat trick, so that you can just type
cdr (cd to root directory) and you are in the project root directory. The only requirement is that you are working with a git repository.
Just put this line of code in your
alias cdr='cd $(git rev-parse --show-cdup)'
Then you can always change to the root directory of your git project. If the current directory is not part of a git repository you will get an error message
fatal: Not a git repository (or any of the parent directories): .git.