Quickly CD Out Of Directories Without 5+ Aliases

up() { local x='';for i in $(seq ${1:-1});do x="$x../"; done;cd $x; }
I wrote this a long time ago, wondering why this wasn't floating around somewhere out there (at least not where I could find).. this seems much more simple than multiple aliases and can cd out of directories easier.
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Add this to your .BASHRC file and you can simply type up to cd back one directory, up 2 to cd twice, up 10 to cd ten times... better then b,bb,bbb,bbbb aliases

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By: evil
2012-05-16 04:21:41

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Another great function at http://orangesplotch.com/bash-going-up/
unixmonkey36782 · 312 weeks and 6 days ago

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