Getting Around the Filesystem
Using Relative and Absolute Pathnames
What Good Is a Current Directory?
How Does UNIX Find Your Current Directory?
Saving Time When You Change Directories: cdpath
The Shells' pushd and popd Commands
Nice Aliases for pushd
Quick cds with Aliases
cd by Directory Initials
Variables Help You Find Directories and Files
Finding (Anyone's) Home Directory, Quickly
Marking Your Place with a Shell Variable
Which Directory Am I in, Really?
Automatic Setup When You Enter/Exit a Directory
How quickly can you move around the UNIX filesystem? Can you locate any file or directory on your filesystem with both its absolute and relative pathnames? How can symbolic links help you and hurt you?
A lot of UNIX users don't realize how much they'll be helped by completely understanding a few filesystem basics. Here are some of the most important concepts and tricks to know:
Using relative and absolute pathnames: article 14.2.
What good is a current directory? article 14.3.
Saving time and typing when you change directories with cdpath: article 14.5.
Quick cd aliases: article 14.8.
A mark alias to mark directory for cd'ing back: article 14.12.
Problems when cd'ing through symbolic links: article 14.13.
Automatic setup for entering and exiting a directory: article 14.14.