Use ivy to open recent directories
The recent directories include parent directories of opened files in Emacs and the directories accessed in Bash shell.
I used fasd to get the list of directories in shell. Fasd "offers quick access to files and directories for POSIX shells".
Here is my setup,
(require 'ivy) ; swiper 7.0+ should be installed (defun counsel-goto-recent-directory () "Open recent directory with dired" (interactive) (unless recentf-mode (recentf-mode 1)) (let ((collection (delete-dups (append (mapcar 'file-name-directory recentf-list) ;; fasd history (if (executable-find "fasd") (split-string (shell-command-to-string "fasd -ld") "\n" t)))))) (ivy-read "directories:" collection :action 'dired)))