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popd for cdr-based directory management in zsh

I recently started using cdr in zsh for remembering recent directories. I used to use pushd and the like. One thing I miss is popd, which basically means "I'm done using this directory, put me ...
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Run "cd" command as superuser in Linux

Is there a way to run the cd command with superuser privileges to gain access to directories that are owned by root? When I run sudo cd <path>, I get sudo: cd: command not found.
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Open ranger File-Manager in specific Directory

I use ranger as my file-manager and was looking for an option that i can pass to ranger, that let‘s me open ranger in a given directory, something like ranger —specfic-directory=„/home/tim/literature/„...
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How to check if the current batch file is in a specific folder?

Hi I'm fairly new to batch files, so sorry if this question seems stupid but I really need some help. So I need my batch script to check if it is in a specified folder, say %userprofile%\Desktop for ...
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How can I cd to a long path in DOS 6.22?

I have a legacy PC which I have installed DOS 6.22 onto. I'm not sure what specific version this is, but it had CD drivers included, so I'm suspecting it wasn't exactly "bare bones". I created a CD ...
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Linux tar: only --transform certain files

I'm writing a bash script that packages my application into a TAR file. The files aren't arranged on disk how they need to be arranged in the TAR file, so I decided to use the --transform option. ...
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Set CMD Prompt to always be the current directory name in Windows XP? [duplicate]

I would like my command prompt to display just the directory name I am currently in, not the full path. If I am working in C:\Mystuff\Junk\ I would like the command prompt to display: Junk> If I ...
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How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory?

How would you count every occurrence of a term in all files in the current directory? - and subdirectories(?) I've read that to do this you would use grep; what is the exact command? Also, is it ...
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Ideal Location For Google Identity Toolkit *.p12 file

I'm working on the Google Identity Toolkit, and have come across what appears to be a riddle. "Put the *.p12 file you just downloaded in a directory of your choosing which is private (you can't let ...
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Xargs: change working directory to file path before executing?

I have a large folder of RAR archives. There is a significant hierarchy of folder levels. I want to unRAR the entire collection of archives all at once. I have the following one-liner, which will ...
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How to count the number of times a file/directory has been opened?

I'm trying to find the number of times a file has been opened (since the OS inception). I'm thinking of doing this via stat, but most flags only return the difference between the LAST time it was ...
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Management of directories and subrutines

From the current directory %CD%, I need to go inside a subfolder and execute a subrutineA, then go back to the %CD% directory and go to the next subfolder and execute the same subrutineA, this process ...
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Change ConEmu's default start directory

How do I change ConEmu settings such that always when I open it, it will start the cmd in a directory of my choosing instead of the default ConEmu folder?
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Getting a setting, the chdir value, out of GNU Screen

I've been using screen's chdir command to set a new working directory for new screen windows, more on that later. What I need to do is find out what the setting was before I set it, so that I can set ...
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Start bash shell (cygwin) with correct path without changing directory

I need to run a cygwin shell script without changing the working directory, from outside the cygwin environment. If I run just \path\to\bash.exe -c command, then the path is not set correctly and ...
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Setting CMD CD to the directory that the batch was run in

I'm trying to create a batch script that will open a program in a different environment (so I can make a portable version of it). I use this set APPDATA=%CD%\data to tell it to do that. The problem ...
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Temporarily change directory for single batch-file command

In shell-scripting if I need to run a command from a directory I can us a subshell to ensure I return to the original context: (cd temporary/new/directory ; command) # now I am still in original ...
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Changing working directory of parent script from 'sourced' script

I want to change working directory of my script by another script that has been included. First script: #!/bin/bash pwd source script2 pwd Sedond script: cd .. pwd The result is following: > ...
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Using screenrc, how can I make `C-a c` open a new window at the current window's working directory?

Using screenrc, how can I make C-a c open a new window at the current window's working directory? By default it appears to open the new window at the working directory at the time the original screen ...
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git: get current working dir

How I can get current working dir from console using git? something like: if I'm in: ~/projects/someproject/somesubfolder/, the console command should say /home/va1en0k/someproject/ (if there is a ....
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How to open a new terminal tab in Mac OS X with working directory same as the current terminal tab [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Terminal.app: how to start a new tab in the same directory as the current tab? This is the default behavior in Ubuntu: when you open an new tab in a terminal, the working ...
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How to get tty shell working directory?

Is it possible to get working directory of any of my tty shells? So\ get working directory of any shell in /dev/ttys??? belonging to me. I use OS X.