Get back to the root directory of a Windows drive (like c:\)

cd \
Useful to quickly get back to the Windows root directory of the current drive from a sub-directory within that drive. Works also without space between 'cd' and backslash: 'cd\' or 'cd \' have the same effect
Sample Output
C:\Users\...\ALongPath>cd \

By: VonC
2009-02-14 21:53:51

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What Others Think

PyCoder · 483 weeks and 5 days ago
joke? :-)
rizwan · 483 weeks and 5 days ago
it's "cd \" that gets you back to the root directory
nutkin · 483 weeks and 4 days ago
This command is: * correct * helpful, because it's *Windows,* where a lot of us Linux folks actually have a lot to learn. Maybe the $ prompt throws it off a bit though?
thesethings · 483 weeks and 4 days ago
@thesethings thank you for your comment. I do not think I have a choice in '$' prompt. It always is displayed in front of the command you enter. May be the intended platform should be much more apparent for each command .
VonC · 483 weeks and 1 day ago

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