Missions: Using command line shell
Using cd to change directory
cd: change directory
The cd command will allow you to change directories. When you open a terminal you will be in your home directory. To move around the file system you will use cd. Examples:
To navigate into the root directory, use:
$ cd /
To navigate to your home directory, use:
$ cd or
$ cd ~
To navigate up one directory level, use:
$ cd ..
To navigate to the previous directory (or back), use
$ cd -
To navigate through multiple levels of directory at once, specify the full
directory path that you want to go to. For example, use,
$ cd /var/www to go directly to the /www subdirectory of
/var/. As another example,
$ cd ~/Desktop
will move you to the Desktop subdirectory inside your home directory.
Suppose your current working directory is /penguin/projects, what does the command cd without a directory name do?