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re: #OneDevMinute: Go back to the Previous Directory VIEW POST

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re: Cool beans! 👌 I forget which one but a Linux flavor didn't play well with popd maybe it was Windows Subsystem Linux. Anywho, popd is a different t...
 

I think popd pops off of the directory history stack, rather than the directory hierarchy itself; so if you do this:

$ pushd /tmp
$ pushd
$ pushd projects/

followed by popd; popd, you'll end up in /tmp/ once again. I'm guessing that autopushd aliases cd to pushd to make this more automatic; in zsh cd does that by default.

Makes a lot of sense. And I think typing

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to go to prev dir is quite easy for me to remember. Wouldn't you agree? 🤔

correct, popd uses the pushd history; it does not use the directory hierarchy. Use cd .. for that.

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