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Get back to the root directory of a Windows drive (like c:\)

Terminal - Get back to the root directory of a Windows drive (like c:\)
cd \
2009-02-14 21:53:51
User: VonC
Functions: cd
Get back to the root directory of a Windows drive (like c:\)

Useful to quickly get back to the Windows root directory of the current drive from a sub-directory within that drive.

Works also without space between 'cd' and backslash: 'cd\' or 'cd \' have the same effect


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Comment by PyCoder 322 weeks and 2 days ago

joke? :-)

Comment by rizwan 322 weeks and 1 day ago

it's "cd \" that gets you back to the root directory

Comment by nutkin 322 weeks and 1 day ago

This command is:

* correct

* helpful, because it's *Windows,* where a lot of us Linux folks actually have a lot to learn.

Maybe the $ prompt throws it off a bit though?

Comment by thesethings 322 weeks ago

@thesethings thank you for your comment.

I do not think I have a choice in '$' prompt. It always is displayed in front of the command you enter.

May be the intended platform should be much more apparent for each command .

Comment by VonC 321 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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