1. Short for Compact Disc, see the Compact Disc definition for additional information about this term.
2. Short for Change Directory, cd is a command commonly used to change the directory in a command line operating system.
Basic examples of the CD command
Below is a quick overview of the available options for the CD command. These options may be different for your command line (e.g. MS-DOS vs. Linux) for more detailed information see the cd command page for your command line in the related pages section.
|cd hope||Moves into the hope directory if available in the current directory. This directory name could be substituted for any name.|
|cd .. or cd..||Move back one directory (parent directory). MS-DOS and the Windows command line supports either of these commands. However, Linux requires the space between the cd and the two periods.|
|cd\ or cd /||Moves back to the root directory.|
|cd ~||Moves back to the home directory.|