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  1. #1

    navigating with command line help...

    hi guys

    total newb here...need some help

    i opened a terminal

    i have:


    i type ls then press enter
    i get

    desktop downloads music public etc etc

    but why when i type cd desktop it says no such file or directory
    or if i try cd /desktop it says the same thing

    where exactly am i? in root?
    why can i not move into other directories?

    please help
    thanks for reading

  2. #2
    Are you sure that it says: desktop
    and not: Desktop

    Linux is case sensitive and very unforgiving.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    arch linux
    Like arochester has pointed out above, 'desktop' and 'Desktop' are two different folders/files.

    For some quick and easy command line lessons, check out the following tutorial: Learn the Linux command line

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  5. #4
    what the output of

  6. #5
    Such a silly mistake...and one i will never forget it was Desktop not desktop...thanks a lot guys!!!

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