Linux: Change Directory or CD to the Previous Directory / Last Path

by Yang Yang on September 5, 2009

cd is the command in Linux to change the current working directory. While you can change to your home directory by cd ~, you can change to the previous directory or last directory you were in by:

cd -

Which would come very handy when you are working across multiple directories back and forth. To change to the second last directory in the path history, simply add a slash:

cd --

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