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In Linux we can use "cd -" to enter the previous directory, like:

/home/user: cd /a

/a: cd -


The - means the latest previous directory.

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You can use pushd and popd:

c:\> pushd c:\windows
c:\Windows> popd
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you can use those on *nix systems too, and they're not limited to just "last directory". the windows versions also have some nifty sideeffects like auto-mounting network shares and such. – quack quixote Dec 11 '09 at 6:34
Yes, but don't forget the popd after you pushd'd an UNC path, otherwise the temporary share will linger around :-) – Joey Dec 11 '09 at 7:00

Windows command-line by itself, no...

But, if needed / interested, you might want to try something like Cygwin or Msys, which will allow you to use a Linux-shell on Windows.

Not sure it's really what you want, but it might solve some or your problems.

(The other solution being to just... use Linux ^^ )

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+1 for "just use Linux". – Michael Aaron Safyan Dec 11 '09 at 6:12

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