Welcome to the Treehouse Community

Want to collaborate on code errors? Have bugs you need feedback on? Looking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project? Get support with fellow developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels here with the Treehouse Community! While you're at it, check out some resources Treehouse students have shared here.

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today.

Start your free trial

HTML HTML Basics Going Further with HTML Root-relative Paths

2 Answers

Jamie Reardon
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree seal-36
Jamie Reardon
Treehouse Project Reviewer

To expand on Steven parker's answer:

  • ".." represents the parent directory.
  • "." represents the current directory.

To move out of the current directory and into the parent directory you would use: cd ..

To move into a subdirectory that's within the current directory you would use: cd NAMEOFFOLDER

Replace "NAMEOFFOLDER" with the folder name you want to change into.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

:warning: To move to a subdirectory of the current one, you do not type a slash ("/") before the name. The slash creates an absolute path based on the file system's root.

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,005 Points

If you know what a "folder" is on other operating systems .. well, "directory" is just another name for the same thing. It's a way to group files together on the storage device.

From the command line, you can change your current directory with the "cd" command. Just put the name of the directory you want to move to after the command.