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Old 06-11-2008, 05:24 AM   #1
powerpleb
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how do I specify the current directory on the command line


I'm trying to figure out how to specify the current directory on the command line. For example, now, when I'm in a directory that I want to copy something into I would do something like this:
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user@host:~/Documents/Uni$ cp /mnt/sda2/path/file ~/Documents/Uni
Is there a shortcut to specify the current directory?

Edit: BTW I am using bash

Last edited by powerpleb; 06-11-2008 at 05:26 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 05:26 AM   #2
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Yes, it's a dot: .
Also, ".." is short for the parent directory.

Last edited by Nylex; 06-11-2008 at 05:29 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 05:27 AM   #3
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Use a dot e.g.
Code:
cd ~/Documents/Uni
cp /mnt/sda2/path/file .
 
Old 06-11-2008, 05:28 AM   #4
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Yes, it's a dot: .
LOL. It's so simple, thanks a lot!
 
  


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