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Old July 21st 11, 04:54 PM
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Default How to use cd command in Windows

Hi all, I'm a Linux user just starting to get the hang of Windows 7. How can one perform these functions with the Windows cd command:
1) Go back to the previous directory (cd - in Bash)
2) Go to the user's home directory (cd ~ in Bash)
3) Bookmark a directory (not built into bash, but cdargs or DerB can be added)

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Old October 18th 11, 10:10 AM
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The CD command is an internal command and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
‎Thank you Shimer. I am intimately familiar with the cd command in unix systems. My question was regarding specific use cases of the command in Windows. Thanks.
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Old October 28th 11, 12:06 PM
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‎Thank you Shimer. I am intimately familiar with the cd command in unix systems. My question was regarding specific use cases of the command in Windows. Thanks.
Hi, hope this helps.

Displays the name of or changes the current directory.

CHDIR [/D] [drive:][path]
CHDIR [..]
CD [/D] [drive:][path]
CD [..]

.. Specifies that you want to change to the parent directory.

Type CD drive: to display the current directory in the specified drive.
Type CD without parameters to display the current drive and directory.

Use the /D switch to change current drive in addition to changing current
directory for a drive.

If Command Extensions are enabled CHDIR changes as follows:

The current directory string is converted to use the same case as
the on disk names. So CD C:\TEMP would actually set the current
directory to C:\Temp if that is the case on disk.

CHDIR command does not treat spaces as delimiters, so it is possible to
CD into a subdirectory name that contains a space without surrounding
the name with quotes. For example:

cd \winnt\profiles\username\programs\start menu

is the same as:

cd "\winnt\profiles\username\programs\start menu"

which is what you would have to type if extensions were disabled.
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Old October 28th 11, 02:14 PM
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Thank you, Techrupert. The information that you posted is very informative, but it does not address the three questions posted in the OP.
 




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