Tiny Deathstars of Foulness

The cd command has lots of fun little shortcuts.¬†One I use frequently is the -. The ~ always takes you to your home directory, but using cd – will take you to the last directory you were in. For example, if you do the following on a Mac: cd ~ Then you do .. (which is a shortcut for the directory above the one you’re in): cd .. Then pwd will show that you’re in /Users. But, if you cd to – again: cd - Now you’re back in your home folder. The – expands to OLDPWD. Quick tip. Nothing more to see here.

July 20th, 2015

Posted In: Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Unix

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