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Old 05-05-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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In a terminal window, How do you 'backup" to a previous file?


ok. I'm removing a file in a directory, and then the directory, and then want to back up to the current directory to delete that as well . . . . for instance: cd /usr/bin/sheep/bah/ . . . ok so here I am, but I want to get back to sheep (cause they are sexy!). how do I back up to /usr/bin/sheep . . . . withou redoing the whole thing.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:20 PM   #2
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Code:
cd ..
".." is the parent directory.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 11:24 PM   #3
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or from /usr/bin type
Code:
rm -rf sheep
that will delete sheep and everything in it, without prompting, be careful when issuing that command, it can destroy filesystems if used incorrectly, but it can also do what you want very fast if you are careful.
 
Old 05-06-2006, 12:03 AM   #4
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Thank you ataraxia, that was what I was looking for. I knew the other command, but thankyou for responding anyway Stitchman
 
Old 05-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #5
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The
Code:
cd
command has a lot of switches to make navagating through the terminal easy. If you wanted to go back to your last directory you'd use
Code:
cd -
,
Code:
cd
it self takes you to your /home directory.
Code:
man cd
for a list of switches.

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