Changes the working directory in DSEFS.

Changes the working directory in DSEFS. The DSEFS shell remembers the last working directory of each file system separately.

Tip: The DSEFS prompt identifies the current working directory in DSEFS:
  • dsefs dsefs:// > is the default directory
  • dsefs dsefs:// is the current working directory dir2
  • dsefs file:/ > is the current directory on the local file system


cd filepath
Table 1. Legend
Syntax conventions Description
UPPERCASE Literal keyword.
Lowercase Not literal.
Italics Variable value. Replace with a valid option or user-defined value.
[ ] Optional. Square brackets ( [ ] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
( ) Group. Parentheses ( ( ) ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the parentheses.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.
'Literal string' Single quotation ( ' ) marks must surround literal strings in CQL statements. Use single quotation marks to preserve upper case.
{ key:value } Map collection. Braces ( { } ) enclose map collections or key value pairs. A colon separates the key and the value.
<datatype1,datatype2> Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.
cql_statement; End CQL statement. A semicolon ( ; ) terminates all CQL statements.
[ -- ] Separate the command line options from the command arguments with two hyphens ( -- ). This syntax is useful when arguments might be mistaken for command line options.
' <schema> ... </schema> ' Search CQL only: Single quotation marks ( ' ) surround an entire XML schema declaration.
@xml_entity='xml_entity_type' Search CQL only: Identify the entity and literal value to overwrite the XML element in the schema and solrconfig files.


The short form and long form parameters are comma-separated.

Command arguments

Explicit or relative filepath.
  • Wildcard characters are supported.
  • Explicit file system prefixes dsefs: and file: are supported.
  • .. is the parent directory.


Change directory in DSEFS

dsefs dsefs:// > cd tmp
dsefs dsefs:// >

Change directory to the last working directory on the local file system

dsefs dsefs:// > cd file:/
dsefs file:/home/user1/path/to/local/files

Change directory to the parent directory on the local file system

dsefs file:/home/user1/path/to/local/files > cd ..
dsefs file:/home/user1/path/to/local >

Go back to the last working directory in DSEFS

dsefs file:/home/user1/path/to/local/files > cd dsefs:
dsefs dsefs:// >