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Occasionally I want to
cd into a directory where my user does not have permission, so I resort to
The obvious command
sudo cd somedir doesn't work:
$ sudo mkdir test $ sudo chmod go-rxw test $ ls -l drwx------ 2 root root [...snip...] test $ cd test -bash: cd: test: Permission denied $ sudo cd test sudo: cd: command not found
sudo su works:
$ sudo su # cd test
Is it possible to make this into a one-liner? (Not a big deal, just idle curiosity :)
The variations I tried didn't work:
$ sudo "cd test" sudo: cd: command not found $ sudo -i cd test -bash: line 0: cd: test: No such file or directory $ sudo -s cd test
The last one doesn't give an error, but it cd's within a new shell that exits by the end of the line, so it doesn't actually take me anywhere.
Can someone enlighten me as to why this happens? Why is
sudo cd not found, when for example
sudo ls ... works fine?