Quicker move to parent directory

alias ..='cd ..'
Alias two dots to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file.
Sample Output
~/foo/ $ ..
~/ $

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By: eimantas
2009-03-20 09:57:28

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What Others Think

Excellent. I would like to add a remedy for my die-hard DOS habit: alias cd..='cd ..'
haivu · 483 weeks ago
alias ...='cd ../..' alias ....='cd ../../..' alias .....='cd ../../../..' etc ( I use up to 7 dots)
karel1980 · 459 weeks and 4 days ago
To avoid complex dot strings you also can use alias ..2='cd ../..' alias ..3='cd ../../..' an so on...
h3nr1x · 364 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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