linux cd command – switch directory
Linux cd command is used to switch the current working directory to dirName.
dirName: can be absolute or relative. If the directory name is omitted, it means to switch to the root directory of the currently logged in user.
Relative or absolute address of the directory to switch to
Last used directory
Home directory of the currently logged in user
System root directory
Examples & Use Cases
Switch to “/var/log”
In the following example we will switch from the current directory to the /val/log directory
➜ cd /var/log/
Switch to the last used directory
In the example below we will switch from the currently used directory to the last used directory.
➜ cd -
Switch your home directory
In the following example we will switch your root directory, which is the home directory.
➜ cd ~
Switch to the upper two directories
In the following example we will switch to the upper two levels of the current directory.
➜ cd ../..
Switch to the “log” directory of the current directory
In the following example, you can use the following two commands to switch to the “log” directory under the current directory
➜ cd ./log
➜ cd log