Unix Command - cd

cd is a command line command used to change the current working directory in the Unix and DOS operating systems. It is also available for use in Unix shell scripts or DOS batch files. cd is frequently included built into certain shells such as the Bourne shell, tcsh, bash (where it calls the chdir() POSIX C function) .

A directory is a logical section of a filesystem used to hold files. Directories may also contain other directories. The cd command can be used to change into a subdirectory, move back into the parent directory, move all the way back to the root (/ in UNIX, \ in DOS) or move to any given directory.

$ cd ../private/files