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How to go back several levels history directory in linux?

Assume now in /home/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dir5
I use cd jump to /home
then jump to /home/dir1/dir2
i know cd - just can go back previous history directory now i want to go back /home/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dir5,how can i do?



  • Use pushd /home instead of first cd /home and popd having all that navigation finished.
  • Or issue bash to start new shell session (or whatever shell you are using), do your work and finally type exit to close it and return to the previous session.
  • And the last and not least, in fact its the coolest solution here: use console manager! A nice, simple to use and powerful tool for all types of the Unix and GNU Linux users.