cd

Change Directory - change the current working directory to a specific Folder.

SYNTAX 
      cd [-LP] [directory]

OPTIONS
    -P  : Do not follow symbolic links
    -L  : Follow symbolic links (default)
If directory is not given, the value of the HOME shell variable is used.

If the shell variable CDPATH exists, it is used as a search path.
If directory begins with a slash, CDPATH is not used.

If directory is `-', it is equivalent to $OLDPWD.

The return status is zero if the directory is successfully changed, non-zero otherwise.
Examples

move to the HOME folder
cd

move to the sybase folder
cd sybase

move up one folder
cd ..

move to root
cd /

"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot" - Steve Martin

Related commands:

pwd - Print Working Directory

Windows equivalent commands:

CD - Change Directory - move to a specific Folder
PUSHD - Save and then change the current directory



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