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How can i cd into a symbolically linked directory but, when moving from there, doing it relatively to the real directory?

For example

    link_to_dir_3 ->



If I do cd link_to_dir_3 and then cd .. I wanto tp go to dir_2 and not dir_1. Thanks

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cd `pwd -P`
cd ..

(Didn't know that myself and went looking for the answer! The first cd will take you from dir_1/link_to_dir_3 to dir_2/dir_3)

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Use readlink

cd $(readlink -n link)

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