cd - change directory¶
cd changes the current working directory.
DIRECTORY is supplied, it will become the new directory. If no parameter is given, the contents of the
HOME environment variable will be used.
DIRECTORY is a relative path, the paths found in the
CDPATH list will be tried as prefixes for the specified path, in addition to $PWD.
Note that the shell will attempt to change directory without requiring
cd if the name of a directory is provided (starting with
~, or ending with
Fish also ships a wrapper function around the builtin
cd that understands
cd - as changing to the previous directory. See also prevd. This wrapper function maintains a history of the 25 most recently visited directories in the
$dirnext global variables. If you make those universal variables your
cd history is shared among all fish instances.
As a special case,
cd . is equivalent to
cd $PWD, which is useful in cases where a mountpoint has been recycled or a directory has been removed and recreated.
cd # changes the working directory to your home directory. cd /usr/src/fish-shell # changes the working directory to /usr/src/fish-shell