Fix `zsh: permission denied: ..` going up one directory
June 14, 2022 ‐ 1 min read
If you try to move up one directory in your Zsh shell using the
.. but see the stated permission denied error there is a good chance you are used to an Oh-My-Zsh alias.
.. command is not an existing Zsh shell command, thus you can expect the following to happen in a plain Zsh shell.
$ .. zsh: permission denied: ..
But luckily, if Zsh can do this then so can we. We can make this work again by adding a Zsh shell alias to our
~/.zshrc file. In which we create an alias for
cd .. as
# ~/.zshrc alias ..='cd ..'
Do not forget to source your
~/.zshrc file after making the change, or to restart your shell.