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Unix How-To: Nifty One-Liners

Oct 07, 2010, 17:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandra Henry-Stocker)

"Today's collection of one-liners are sure to win some converts. There's nothing like a quick command that saves you a lot of trouble and just might impress your boss and coworkers that you're the cleverest person around.

"The first is the cd -" command that takes you to back to whatever directory you were previously located in. Need to bounce between two directories as you make some mighty edits to some configuration files? No problem. With the "cd -" command, you can do just that.

$ cd /usr/local/apps/app1/bin
$ cd -
$ vi myapp.cfg
$ cd -
$ pwd
/usr/local/apps/app1/bin


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