Remember last used directory across sessions in bash

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Stumbled around to replace a function I used to have in zsh which remember my last used directory. I recently went back to using bash in yet another step towards a more simpler stack (and life).

Anyway, I ended up appending the below to my .bashrc:

# Rembember last used directory
function cd() {
  builtin cd "$@"
  pwd > $LAST_DIR_FILE
if [ -f "$LAST_DIR_FILE" ]; then
  cd `< $LAST_DIR_FILE` 

The builtin command prevents endless recursion when calling cd by calling on the actual builtin function


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