up - aliaes for moving up the directory tree

alias up="cd .."; alias upp="cd ../.."; alias uppp="cd ../../.."; alias upppp="cd ../../../.."; alias uppppp="cd ../../../../.."

By: swmcd
2009-03-30 03:27:21

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you may be interested in this command: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1560/set-cdpath-to-ease-navigation I think it will better accomplish what you're trying to do here.
clockworkavian · 608 weeks and 3 days ago
Better, use a function (in bash at least) once and for all: # up () { for count in `seq 1 \$*`; do cd ..; done; } up = up 1 upp = up 2 uppp = up 3
pruneau · 608 weeks and 2 days ago
Is this really necessary? I can't say that typing "cd ../../.." has ever been particularly hard, and any time it would get monotonous is a job for a script anyway.
qubyte · 608 weeks and 2 days ago
Firstly the command in unnecessarily complicated, it can be written alias up='cd ..' upp='cd ../..' uppp='cd ../../..' upppp='cd ../../../..' uppppp='cd ../../../../..' Secondly let me suggest a slightly improved version of pruneau's function definition ..() { for i in $(seq 1 $*); do cd ..; done; } The advantage of using ".. [n]" is that it includes alias ..='cd ..'
penpen · 608 weeks and 2 days ago

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