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  1. #1


    viensdansmavie Guest

    dos command change directory cd .

    what is this command cd .
    it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything.
    what is this cd and one point cd .

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  3. #2


    Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .

    cd . means change to the current directory.

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    "viensdansmavie" <viensdansmavie@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > what is this command cd .
    > it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything.
    > what is this cd and one point cd .

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  4. #3


    vista bill Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .

    On Sep 27, 5:52*pm, viensdansmavie
    <viensdansma...@newsgroup> wrote:

    > what is this command cd .
    > it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything.
    > what is this cd and one point cd .
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ah, those were the days! In dos, "cd" meant change directory. Wish I
    could use some of the dos commands in Vista.

    Bill

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  5. #4


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .

    The period is shorthand for the current directory. Normally in Windows it
    isn't used. In *nix it's used a lot.

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    MS-MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Systems Administration
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/


    "viensdansmavie" <viensdansmavie@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > what is this command cd .
    > it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything.
    > what is this cd and one point cd .

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  6. #5


    PencilState Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .


    "vista bill" <billsrrempire@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:7d7caec1-987e-42d0-b827-3a805ffed288@newsgroup

    > On Sep 27, 5:52 pm, viensdansmavie
    > <viensdansma...@newsgroup> wrote:

    >> what is this command cd .
    >> it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything.
    >> what is this cd and one point cd .
    >
    > ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    > Ah, those were the days! In dos, "cd" meant change directory. Wish I
    > could use some of the dos commands in Vista.
    >
    Try opening a command prompt.


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  7. #6


    Tim Slattery Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .

    ray <ray@newsgroup> wrote:

    >On Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:52:01 -0700, viensdansmavie wrote:
    >

    >> what is this command cd .
    >> it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything. what is this cd
    >> and one point cd .
    >
    >'cd' is 'change directory'.
    >'cd' changes to home directory.
    That's Unix (and presumably Linux) behavior. Those systems have the
    concept of a home directory for each user. Windows doesn't have that
    concept, and AFAIK, using CD without any destination does nothing.

    --
    Tim Slattery
    MS MVP(Shell/User)
    Slattery_T@newsgroup
    http://members.cox.net/slatteryt

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  8. #7


    Gordon Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .


    "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:3re1c5d5tpt00eq5398tds87avafs7kijt@newsgroup

    >
    > That's Unix (and presumably Linux) behavior. Those systems have the
    > concept of a home directory for each user. Windows doesn't have that
    > concept, and AFAIK, using CD without any destination does nothing.
    >
    CD and CD. do nothing on Linux, either.


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  9. #8


    ray Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .

    On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:52:06 +0100, Gordon wrote:

    > "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:3re1c5d5tpt00eq5398tds87avafs7kijt@newsgroup

    >>
    >> That's Unix (and presumably Linux) behavior. Those systems have the
    >> concept of a home directory for each user. Windows doesn't have that
    >> concept, and AFAIK, using CD without any destination does nothing.
    >>
    >>
    > CD and CD. do nothing on Linux, either.
    Actually, using CD on *nix generally generates a 'command not found'
    error.

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  10. #9


    Gordon Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .


    "ray" <ray@newsgroup> wrote in message
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    > On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 15:52:06 +0100, Gordon wrote:
    >

    >> "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:3re1c5d5tpt00eq5398tds87avafs7kijt@newsgroup

    >>>
    >>> That's Unix (and presumably Linux) behavior. Those systems have the
    >>> concept of a home directory for each user. Windows doesn't have that
    >>> concept, and AFAIK, using CD without any destination does nothing.
    >>>
    >>>
    >> CD and CD. do nothing on Linux, either.
    >
    > Actually, using CD on *nix generally generates a 'command not found'
    > error.
    Well, to be pedantic, yes it does!


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  11. #10


    Ian D Guest

    Re: dos command change directory cd .


    "Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:3re1c5d5tpt00eq5398tds87avafs7kijt@newsgroup

    > ray <ray@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    >>On Sun, 27 Sep 2009 14:52:01 -0700, viensdansmavie wrote:
    >>

    >>> what is this command cd .
    >>> it is not give a error message and it doesn't anything. what is this cd
    >>> and one point cd .
    >>
    >>'cd' is 'change directory'.
    >>'cd' changes to home directory.
    >
    > That's Unix (and presumably Linux) behavior. Those systems have the
    > concept of a home directory for each user. Windows doesn't have that
    > concept, and AFAIK, using CD without any destination does nothing.
    >
    > --
    > Tim Slattery
    > MS MVP(Shell/User)
    > Slattery_T@newsgroup
    > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
    CD\ takes you back to the root directory.



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