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I suddenly open recent directory. I press Ctrl+L to see, what is its path directory. and I saw recent:/// is that a path? So where is recent directory?


or better to say:

In terminal if I want to cd recent directory. what do I should inter ?

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similar – Avinash Raj Jun 27 '14 at 9:21
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No, it's a Nautilus-specific fake path, similar to the about: protocol in Firefox and chrome: in Chrom{e,ium}.

If you want a command line history (to see where you've been recently on the command line) you can run history | grep cd but this is specific to your shell (zsh and bash should work) and it won't factor in your recent directories.

Recent files (not directories) are stored in ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel by a number of desktop applications (including Nautilus) so if you just need a list of those, you can extract them with:

awk -F '[ |"]' '/<bookmark / {print $5}'  ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel
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Is stored a copy of original file in recent directory or just a link of original file? thank you. – Afshin Hamedi Jun 27 '14 at 8:10

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