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Module 36
dirs (csh)

DESCRIPTION

The internal dirs command displays the directory stack created by the pushd command. The dirs command does not manipulate the directory stack. It only displays the contents. You will find it useful if you use the pushd and popd commands.

COMMAND FORMAT

The format of the dirs command follows.

    dirs

TIP

Most users of the csh alias the pushd, popd, and dirs commands. For example, you might want to add the following lines to your .cshrc file.

    alias u pushd  # use u instead of pushd
    alias o popd   # use o instead of popd
    alias d dirs   # use d instead of dirs

NOTE:  
Some sites implement the pushd, popd, and dirs command for the ksh. Ask your system administrator, if you use ksh, if the commands are available.



RELATED COMMANDS

Refer to the popd and pushd commands described in modules 104 and 110.

APPLICATIONS

The dirs command is simply used to display the directory stack without manipulating it. The directory stack contains a list of directories you can move between by using the pushd or popd commands.

TYPICAL OPERATION

In this activity you use the dirs command to display the directory stack. Begin at the shell prompt.

1.  Type dirs and press Return. Notice the directory stack created with the pushd command is displayed.
       cj> dirs
       ~ /usr/spool/uucppublic /usr/lib
2.  Turn to Module 8 to continue the learning sequence.


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