When you go to a repository, first thing you look is a README. I realized this might be the case for some of the local folders (since I am currently re-organizing). So I’ve defined a simple concept to keep track what’s happening on a foler.
The rules are simple, just create a dotfile (so it would be hidden) under any directory you feel like needs explanation:
.folder-README. Afterwards add a simple check like following to your shell configuration (for me it is
.zshrc, same logic can be applied to
.bashrc or even
/etc/profile if you want to implement this system-wide):
if [ -e .folder-README ]; then # Do however you want to get notified # add it to your PROMPT/RPROMPT # add it to PROMPT_COMMAND # or simply cat .folder-README fi
Since I am familiar to have a prompt on the right side if extra information available (like git directories etc.), this simple condition is just checking if my current directory has a .folder-README and shows an “R” character for notifying me.
I also have a simple alias to