How to change a working directory

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Change Directory - change the current working directory to a specific Folder. 


The syntax is cd followed by the name of the directory you want to go to.

For example: 

cd /home/user/public_html  to change the current working directory  to /home/user/public_html. 

The '/' indicates the path relative to the root directory, and no matter what directory you are in when you execute this command, the directory will be changed to /home/user/public_html. 

cd public_html/ to change the current working directory to public_html/, relative to the current location which is /home/user. The full path of the new working directory is /home/user/public_html.


cd ..                                        Move to the parent directory of the current directory. This command 

                                              will make the current working directory "/home.


cd ~                                        Move to the user's home directory which is "/home/username". 

                                              The '~' indicates the users home directory.