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Old 11-05-2001
Question $cdpath?


I just read about some Shell variables. There is one named CDPATH. Could some one breifly explain how to use it and what that the purpose is of it?

I issued echo $CDPATH but the output was nothing.

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Old 11-05-2001
CDPATH, when set, will tell the cd command to search those paths when looking for the target directory. For example:
% echo $CDPATH
% pwd
% cd bin
% pwd

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