What is a parent directory? With a directory, a parent directory is a directory containing the current directory. For example, in the below MS-DOS path, the “Windows” directory is the parent directory of the “System32” directory and C: is the root directory.
What refers to the parent directory in Linux? Refers to the directory above another directory. Every directory, except the root directory, lies beneath another directory. The higher directory is called the parent directory, and the lower directory is called a subdirectory.
Where is my parent directory?
- Go on the Internet with your browser.
- Type the name of the Web site whose parent directory you want to find in your browser’s address bar and press “Enter.”
- Delete the last part of the URL in the address bar to get to the parent directory of that page.
How do I go to parent directory in Shell? You can go back to the parent directory of any current directory by using the command cd .. , as the full path of the current working directory is understood by Bash . You can also go back to your home directory (e.g. /users/jpalomino ) at any time using the command cd ~ (the character known as the tilde).