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Quicker move to parent directory

Terminal - Quicker move to parent directory
alias ..='cd ..'
2009-03-20 09:57:28
User: eimantas
Functions: alias
9
Quicker move to parent directory

Alias two dots to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file.

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
shopt -s autocd
2012-04-01 14:34:29
User: stubby
16

In bash, this turns on auto cd. If a command is just a directory name, it cd's into that directory.

alias b='cd ../'
2012-04-01 06:04:45
User: deshawnbw
Functions: alias
Tags: alias
1

Alias a single character 'b' to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file.

Using "cd .." is one of the most repetitive sequence of characters you'll in the command line. Bring it down to two keys 'b' and 'enter'.

It stands for "back"

Also useful to have multiple:

alias b='cd ../'

alias bb='cd ../../'

alias bbb='cd ../../../'

alias bbbb='cd ../../../../'

alias ..='cd ..'
yum install zsh
2012-04-02 12:53:30
User: netaxiz
Functions: install
-22

Use ZSH instead of bash, typing .. will move you up one directory, without the need to alias it.

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What others think

Excellent. I would like to add a remedy for my die-hard DOS habit:

alias cd..='cd ..'

Comment by haivu 322 weeks and 2 days ago

alias ...='cd ../..'

alias ....='cd ../../..'

alias .....='cd ../../../..'

etc

( I use up to 7 dots)

Comment by karel1980 298 weeks and 6 days ago

To avoid complex dot strings you also can use

alias ..2='cd ../..'

alias ..3='cd ../../..'

an so on...

Comment by h3nr1x 203 weeks and 3 days ago

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