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Old 01-02-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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Goto Parent Directory


Say Im in /dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4
Im using Putty and each time I got to type cd /dir1/dir2/dir3 to goto dir3.
Whats the Windows equivalent of cd.. ?

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Old 01-02-2006, 11:44 PM   #2
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It's the same thing under Linux, "cd .." will take you up a level.

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:01 AM   #3
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Ah...thanks...all this time I was typing cd.. (no space in b/w cd and ..) which works in Windows.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:16 AM   #4
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You can put alias 'cd..'='cd ../' in your .bashrc file in your home directory.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:30 AM   #5
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As a brief explanation, "cd" is "change directory", "." is an abbreviation for the current directory ("pwd"), whatever that may be, and ".." is an abbreviation for the parent directory (one directory back). They're useful in many contexts besides "cd ..", e.g. things like "cd ../dir1" or "./blah.sh" to run a file not in your PATH.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 12:43 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jrdioko
the current directory ("pwd"), whatever that may be.
Print Working Directory

edit: I get what you mean, whatever the current directory may be.

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:46 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by merchtemeagle
Print Working Directory
Meant that as "pwd" will print your working directory, whatever your working directory happens to be at the time. But that works too
 
  


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