cd is the command used for changing directories on GNU/Linux. It is shorthand for change directory. Synopsis is give below:
cd [-L|[-P [-e]] [-@]] [dir]
cd .. will take you to parent directory.
cd dirpath will change to the directory specified.
dirpath can be an absolute path or a relative path. Absolute paths begin with a leaading
cd - will take you to previous directory.
cd only changes the current directory to
DIR. The default DIR is the value of the
HOME shell variable.
-L forces symbolic links to be followed.
cd use the physical directory structure without following symbolic links.
-e if the
-P option is supplied, and the current working directory cannot be determined successfully, exit with a non-zero status
-@ on systems that support it, present a file with extended attributes as a directory containing the file attributes.
The default is to follow symbolic links, as if
-L were specified.
.. is processed by removing the immediately previous pathname component back to a slash or the beginning of