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Popd

Changes the current directory to the directory stored by the pushd command.

Syntax

popd

Parameters

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks

  • Every time you use the pushd command, a single directory is stored for your use. However, you can store multiple directories by using the pushd command multiple times.

    The directories are stored sequentially in a virtual stack. If you use the pushd command once, the directory in which you use the command is placed at the bottom of the stack. If you use the command again, the second directory is placed on top of the first one. The process repeats every time you use the pushd command.

    You can use the popd command to change the current directory to the directory most recently stored by the pushd command. If you use the popd command, the directory on the top of the stack is removed from the stack as the current directory is changed to that directory. If you use the popd command again, the next directory on the stack is removed.

  • When command extensions are enabled, the popd command removes any drive-letter assignations created by pushd.

Examples

You can use pushd and popd in a batch program to change the current directory from the one in which the batch program was run and then change it back. The following sample batch program shows how to do this:

@echo off
rem This batch file deletes all .txt files in a specified directory
pushd %1
del *.txt
popd
cls
echo All text files deleted in the %1 directory

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Pushd

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