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CD(1)                   NetBSD General Commands Manual                   CD(1)


NAME
cd -- change working directory
SYNOPSIS
cd [directory]
DESCRIPTION
Since cd affects the current shell execution environment, it is always provided as a shell regular built-in. For more information consult the manual page for the shell in use. The directory operand is an absolute or relative pathname which becomes the new working directory. The interpretation of a relative pathname by cd depends on the CDPATH environment variable (see below).
ENVIRONMENT
The following environment variables affect the execution of cd: CDPATH A colon-separated list of pathnames that refer to direc- tories. If the directory operand does not begin with a slash (`/') character, and the first component is not dot (`.') or dot-dot (`..'), cd searches for the directory relative to each directory named in the CDPATH variable, in the order listed. The new working direc- tory is set to the first matching directory found. An empty string in place of a directory pathname represents the current directory. If the new working directory was derived from CDPATH, it will be printed to the standard output. HOME If cd is invoked without arguments and the HOME environ- ment variable exists and contains a directory name, that directory becomes the new working directory. OLDPWD Set to the previous working directory after a directory change. Not supported by csh(1). PWD Set to the current working directory.
EXIT STATUS
The cd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO
csh(1), ksh(1), pwd(1), sh(1), chdir(2)
STANDARDS
The cd command is expected to be IEEE Std 1003.2 (``POSIX.2'') compati- ble. NetBSD 9.1 August 31, 2019 NetBSD 9.1
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