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Number of .... indicate how far down to cd

Terminal - Number of .... indicate how far down to cd
for i in {1..6};do c=;d=;for u in `eval echo {1..$i}`;do c="$c../";d="$d..";eval "$d(){ cd $c;}"; eval "$d.(){ cd $c;}";done;done
2013-09-04 20:12:45
User: bbbco
Functions: echo eval
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Number of .... indicate how far down to cd

Use dots to cd down directories instead of having to remember all of the pesky back slashes!

Better yet, works on even and odd number of dots! Now, just estimate how far down you want to traverse.

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