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Old 10-28-2006, 01:44 PM   #1
zwylinux
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The cd command can do this?


How can I get back to the previous directory with cd? For example

$pwd
/home/zhou/fdk/fkd/ai/bbs/linux/fl/bt/mm/xx
$cd
$pwd
/home/zhou

Now I want to get back to the xx directory,how can i do that with cd?
Obviously I don't want to type such long directory path.
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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use the command "cd -"
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:48 PM   #3
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No need to type it, use tab completion. So you would do
Code:
cd /home/zhou/f<hit tab>/f<hit tab> ....  and so on
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:49 PM   #4
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Many thanks
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:51 PM   #5
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I think cd - is quicker than tab when getting back to previous directory
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:52 PM   #6
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You can also use pushd and popd, e.g.:

Code:
slackme:~/prog/lanalytics 20$ pwd
/home/tim/prog/lanalytics
slackme:~/prog/lanalytics 21$ pushd ~
~ ~/prog/lanalytics
slackme:~ 22$ pwd
/home/tim
slackme:~ 23$ popd
~/prog/lanalytics
slackme:~/prog/lanalytics 24$ pwd
/home/tim/prog/lanalytics
slackme:~/prog/lanalytics 25$
 
Old 10-28-2006, 01:54 PM   #7
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You can do more magic with the CDPATH environment variable. Look here for example.
 
  


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