Quickly CD Out Of Directories

up() { [ $(( $1 + 0 )) -gt 0 ] && cd $(eval "printf '../'%.0s {1..$1}"); }
`up 3` will climb the directory tree by three steps. `up asdf` will do nothing, and returns exit code 1 as an error should.

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By: Mozai
2012-06-15 17:10:45

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I find the function complicated and not necessary. Personally I define these multiple aliases and am done with it. alias ..='cd ..' alias ...='cd ../..' alias ....='cd ../../..' and so on up to as many as you need. The definition is not very script-fu but the usage beats anything.
GAN · 326 weeks and 3 days ago

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