Changes the current directory.
cd [ Directory ]
The cd command moves you from your present directory to another directory. You must have execute (search) permission in the specified directory.
If you do not specify a Directory parameter, the cd command moves you to your login directory ($HOME in the ksh and bsh environments, or $home in the csh environment). If the specified directory name is a full path name, it becomes the current directory. A full path name begins with a / (slash) indicating root directory, a . (dot) indicating current directory, or a .. (dot-dot) indicating parent directory. If the directory name is not a full path name, the cd command searches for it relative to one of the paths specified by the $CDPATH shell variable (or $cdpath csh variable). This variable has the same syntax as, and similar semantics to, the $PATH shell variable (or $path csh variable).
NOTE: Running /usr/bin/cd from a shell does not change the shell's working directory.
This command returns the following
|>0||An error occurred.|
This changes the current directory to /usr/include.
If the current directory is /usr/include and it contains a subdirectory named sys, then /usr/include/sys becomes the current directory.
The special file name, .. (dot-dot), refers to the directory immediately above the current directory.
The bsh command, csh command, ksh command, pwd command.
The chdir subroutine.
Directory Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices describes the structure and characteristics of directories in the file system.
File Systems and Directories Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices.
Shells Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System User's Guide: Operating System and Devices describes shells, the different types, and how they affect the way commands are interpreted.