function up { cd $(eval printf '../'%.0s {1..$1}) && pwd; }

move up through directories faster (set in your /etc/profile or .bash_profile)

Usage: up N I did not like two things in the submitted commands and fixed it here: 1) If I do cd - afterwards, I want to go back to the directory I've been before 2) If I call up without argument, I expect to go up one level It is sad, that I need eval (at least in bash), but I think it's safe here. eval is required, because in bash brace expansion happens before variable substitution, see http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Repeat_a_string#Using_printf

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function up { cd $(eval printf '../'%.0s {1..$1}) && pwd ;}
adrruiz · 278 weeks ago
Thanks, adrruiz! It actually used a linebreak-ed version in .bashrc so the problem did not occur there.
michelsberg · 278 weeks ago
i use this: function / { cd ..; }; function // { cd ../..; }; function /// { cd ../../..; };
oernii2 · 277 weeks and 3 days ago

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