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Posted On 2007-04-25 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Command Reference
Tags: Linux Commandline Linux
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Change Directory - change the current working directory to a specific Folder.


SYNTAX
cd [-LP] [directory]

OPTIONS
-P : Do not follow symbolic links
-L : Follow symbolic links (default)If directory is not given, the value of the HOME shell variable is used.

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.
Examples

move to the sybase folder
$ cd /usr/local/sybase
$ pwd
/usr/local/sybase

Change to another folder
$ cd /var/log
$ pwd
/var/log

Quickly get back
$ cd
$ pwd
/usr/local/sybase

move up one folder
$cd ..
$ pwd
/usr/local/

$ cd (Back to your home folder)


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