cd -

04 May 2013 in Tech

A short one today. In keeping with the moving around theme from yesterday, I want to take a look at cd -. cd - means "take me back to the last directory I was in".

So, starting in ~/, and running cd /etc would take us to /etc. Running cd - would
take us back to ~/ and running cd - again would take us back to /etc.

vagrant@precise64:~/$ cd /etc
vagrant@precise64:/etc$ cd -
vagrant@precise64:~/$ cd -
vagrant@precise64:/etc$ ‚Äč