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ls is used for list the content within current directory, i dont know how to use ls -al for cd to the directory. however
cd, type the first word of the directory "M" and use the tap key or from ls -al out put copy the name of the directory and paste it
rename the "My Documents" directory as a one word name and then try to cd to that directory
1. escape the space '\'
2. use double quotes
3. use single quotes
4. rename to something sane eg change space to underscore (my favourite)
IME, file/dir names native to *nix don't have spaces in them, even though its legal to do so.
Most *nix tools use space to separate args on there cmd line, which is prob why we don't have spaces in a file/dir name
Heh ... while that works it's not lazy enough ... you have
to type the whole thing out! 'cd my\ d' will allow for
tab expansion, saving 7 key-strokes (if there's no other
dirs that start with my\ d, that is) ;D