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up - aliaes for moving up the directory tree

Terminal - up - aliaes for moving up the directory tree
alias up="cd .."; alias upp="cd ../.."; alias uppp="cd ../../.."; alias upppp="cd ../../../.."; alias uppppp="cd ../../../../.."
2009-03-30 03:27:21
User: swmcd
Functions: alias
up - aliaes for moving up the directory tree


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Comment by clockworkavian 347 weeks and 3 days ago

Better, use a function (in bash at least) once and for all:

# up () { for count in `seq 1 \$*`; do cd ..; done; }

up = up 1

upp = up 2

uppp = up 3

Comment by pruneau 347 weeks and 3 days ago

Is this really necessary? I can't say that typing "cd ../../.." has ever been particularly hard, and any time it would get monotonous is a job for a script anyway.

Comment by qubyte 347 weeks and 2 days ago

Firstly the command in unnecessarily complicated, it can be written

alias up='cd ..' upp='cd ../..' uppp='cd ../../..' upppp='cd ../../../..' uppppp='cd ../../../../..'

Secondly let me suggest a slightly improved version of pruneau's function definition

..() { for i in $(seq 1 $*); do cd ..; done; }

The advantage of using ".. [n]" is that it includes

alias ..='cd ..'
Comment by penpen 347 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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