Change Directory - change the current working
directory to a specific Folder.
Syntax cd [Options] [Directory] Key -P Do not follow symbolic links -L Follow symbolic links (default)
If directory is given, changes the shell's working directory todirectory. If not, changes to HOME (shell variable).
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
The return status is zero if the directory is successfully changed, non-zero otherwise.
Move to the sybase folder
$ cd /usr/local/sybase
Change to another folder
$ cd /var/log
Quickly get back
$ cd -
move up one folder
$ cd ..
$ cd (Back to your home folder)
"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can
become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot" ~ Steve
pwd - Print Working Directory
Equivalent Windows command: CD - Change Directory