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move up through directories faster (set in your /etc/profile or .bash_profile)

Terminal - move up through directories faster (set in your /etc/profile or .bash_profile)
function up { for i in `seq 1 $1`; do cd ../ && pwd; done }
2013-01-18 20:36:02
User: dtlp747
Functions: cd
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move up through directories faster (set in your /etc/profile or .bash_profile)

You can also remove the "&& pwd" if you don't want it to print out each directory as it moves up.

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Terminal - Alternatives
function up { cd $(eval printf '../'%.0s {1..$1}) && pwd; }
2013-01-21 12:57:45
User: michelsberg
Functions: cd eval printf
Tags: cd directory
5

Usage:

up N

I did not like two things in the submitted commands and fixed it here:

1) If I do cd - afterwards, I want to go back to the directory I've been before

2) If I call up without argument, I expect to go up one level

It is sad, that I need eval (at least in bash), but I think it's safe here.

eval is required, because in bash brace expansion happens before variable substitution, see http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Repeat_a_string#Using_printf

function up { i=$1; while [ $((i--)) -gt 0 ]; do cd ../ && pwd; done }
2013-01-18 20:56:11
User: putnamhill
Functions: cd
0

Here's an alternative if you don't have seq.

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