cd command to move within the file system from one directory to another. It might help you remember this command to think of it meaning “change directory.” The most basic usage of
cd is this:
matthew@seymour:~$ cd somedir
That looks in the current directory for the
somedir subdirectory, and then moves you into it. You can also specify an exact location for a directory, like this:
matthew@seymour:~$ cd /home/matthew/stuff/somedir
You can also use the
cd command with several shortcuts. For example, to quickly move up to the parent directory, the one above the one you are currently in, use the
cd command like this:
matthew@seymour:~$ cd ..
To return to your home directory from anywhere in the Linux file system, ...