cd -

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.

[email protected]:~/$ cd /etc

[email protected]:/etc$ cd -

[email protected]:~/$ cd -

[email protected]:/etc$ ​

May 04, 2013

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