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Old 01-19-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
bparkerson04
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Can't cd into created folders in Documents Folder either on Desktop or in File System


I was trying to move a custom lock screen located at the following path /home/bparkerson04/Documents/Custom Lock Screens/HS Lock/ to /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/ using the sudo command. Whenever I would try and change directory (cd) into the Custom Lock Screens folder, I would get the following output:

bparkerson04@bparkerson04-laptop:~/Documents$ cd /Custom Lock Screens
bash: cd: Custom: No such file or directory

I also tried it some other ways (also include ls, everything listed is blue text in the command window)

bparkerson04@bparkerson04-laptop:~/Documents$ ls

Custom Icons Custom Login Screen Skydomes
Custom Lock Screens Custom Menu Buttons Wallpapers

bparkerson04@bparkerson04-laptop:~/Documents$ cd /Custom Lock Screens
bash: cd: /Custom: No such file or directory
bparkerson04@bparkerson04-laptop:~/Documents$ cd /Custom Lock Screens/
bash: cd: /Custom: No such file or directory


I get similar output for any folder I try to get into from command line in my Documents folder. How am I supposed to move files from these folders using sudo if I can't get into them? Does anyone know why I am unable to cd into them? Thank you for your help in advance. Let me know if you need any more info. Thanks!
 
Old 01-19-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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linux dosent like spaces do this if you put spaces in the name of your DIR

cd /home/bparkerson04/Documents/Custom\ Lock\ Screens/

should work
 
Old 01-20-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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Note also that

Code:
cd /Custom Lock Screens
meand cd starting at the root of the filesystem, which is not what you want/mean. Just do

Code:
cd Custom\ Lock\ Screens
or try quotes
Code:
cd 'Custom Lock Screens'
but in general, don't put spaces in file or dir names. Technically it is legal, but most cmds/utils assume that space separated values are separate params, so don't do that.
 
  


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