Chapter 3. UNIX Directories and Pathnames

Steve “Mor” Moritsugu

  • Changing to directories by absolute and relative pathnames

  • Changing to the parent directory

  • Getting to most-used directories easily


This is an important chapter for you to read and understand. All UNIX commands and documentation assume that you can move to a given directory using the command line, as covered in this chapter. Also read about and practice using relative and absolute pathnames in this chapter because you will encounter both types all the time you use UNIX. You can postpone the final sections on increasing ...

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