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At the beginning of an FTP session, the user is in a "top-level" directory. Most things are in directories below it (e.g. `/pub'). To change the current directory, one uses the cd command. To change to the directory `pub', for example, one would type

 ftp> cd pub

which would elicit the response

 250 CWD command successful.

Meaning the "Change Working Directory" command (`cd') worked properly. Moving "up" a directory is more system-specific--in Unix use the command `cd ..', and in VMS, `cd [-]'.

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