prevd - move backward through directory history


prevd [-l | --list] [POS]


prevd moves backwards POS positions in the history of visited directories; if the beginning of the history has been hit, a warning is printed.

If the -l or --list flag is specified, the current history is also displayed.

Note that the cd command limits directory history to the 25 most recently visited directories. The history is stored in the dirprev and dirnext variables which this command manipulates.

The -h or --help option displays help about using this command.


cd /usr/src
# Working directory is now /usr/src

cd /usr/src/fish-shell
# Working directory is now /usr/src/fish-shell

# Working directory is now /usr/src

# Working directory is now /usr/src/fish-shell

See Also

  • the cdh command to display a prompt to quickly navigate the history

  • the dirh command to print the directory history

  • the nextd command to move forward