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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Name

cd

Synopsis

cd [-LP] [dir]
cd [-LP] [-]

With no arguments, change to the user’s home directory. Otherwise, change the working directory to dir. If dir is a relative pathname but is not in the current directory, the CDPATH variable is searched. A directory of - stands for the previous directory.

Options

-L

Use the logical path (what the user typed, including any symbolic links) for cd .. and the value of PWD. This is the default.

-P

Use the actual filesystem physical path for cd .. and the value of PWD.

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