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Old 11-13-2007
pushd and popd

This question is related to pushd and popd. After I have pushed directories, I would like to see what are the contents of the stack currently before I execut e popd. The reason is that many a times we forget (or can get confused when multiple shells are open) what we pushed and would like to first check that we get what we expect when we pop.

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Old 11-13-2007
from UNIX Power Tools (chapter 14: Moving Around in a Hurry):
The dirs command prints the directory stack. It's a good way to find out where you are.
Some people like to put the dirs command in their prompt (7.11), but I personally find
incredibly long prompts more annoying than helpful.

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Old 11-13-2007
Thanks a lot ..

BTW, when you say putting dirs in the prompt, did you mean `pwd` ?
because dirs will list all the stack contents

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Old 11-14-2007
`pwd` is different than prompt. `pwd` tells you the present working directory.

To know what is your primary prompt, type:
echo $PS1

To know what is your secondary prompt, type:
echo $PS2

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Old 11-14-2007
My reply was in response to your remark
"Some people like to put the dirs command in their prompt"

I assumed that you set your prompt to display result of command "dirs".
You probably meant directory above (using something like set $prompt = $cwd ..") and not dirs command itself
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