Why do Linux and Windows use the CD command to change directories?

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Why do you think most versions of Linux and Windows use the CD command to change directories?

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CD has been used for decades and it seems to have just stuck. I started working with PCs in the mid 1980s, and even way back then the CD command was alive and well.

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I believe that CD is both simple and intuitive. Remember back in the “day” you had a command line, not a mouse, it made sense that commands you used often had fewer characters in them. It might be interesting for you to compare MS DOS Commands and Linux Commands, you’ll notice a lot of similarities.
Good Luck!
-Flame
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CD stands for Change and Directory, as Flame said: “Simple and intuitive”.

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Back when the OSs were first being put together (1950-1980s) everyone followed the KISS principle. KISS stands for “Keep It Simple Stupid”. Most every command line command is as simple as CD.

Remove File – REM
Remove Directory – RD
Change Directory – CD
Show Directory Listing – DIR
List Files – LS
Copy File – CP
Move File – MV

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