cd - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

cd - To change directory - change the current working directory to a specific Folder.

SYNOPSIS

cd [Options] [Directory]

DESCRIPTION

If directory is given, changes the shell's working directory todirectory. If not, changes to HOME (shell variable). If the shell variable CDPATH exists, it is used as a search path. If directory begins with a slash, CDPATH is not used. If directory is '-', this will change to the previous directory location (equivalent to $OLDPWD ). The return status is zero if the directory is successfully changed, non-zero otherwise.

OPTIONS

TagDescription
-PDo not follow symbolic links
-LFollow symbolic links (default)

EXAMPLES

Move to the sample folder

$ cd /usr/local/sample
$ pwd
/usr/local/sample

Change to another folder

$ cd /var/local/logs
$ pwd
/var/local/logs

Quickly get back

$ cd - 
$ pwd
/usr/local/sample

Move up one folder

$ cd ..
$ pwd
/usr/local/

Get back to original location

$ cd 
$ pwd
/usr/local/


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