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Old 11-01-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
windefault
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How to change directory


i want to change directory to 'gtk in my CD',how can i do that?

the file name contain space.


[root@localhost root]# cd gtk
[root@localhost gtk]# ls -la
total 12
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 1 23:49 .
drwxr-x--- 33 root root 4096 Nov 1 23:48 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Nov 1 23:49 gtk in my CD
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtk in my CD
bash: cd: gtk: No such file or directory
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtkinm~1
bash: cd: gtkinm~1: No such file or directory
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtk~1
bash: cd: gtk~1: No such file or directory
[root@localhost gtk]#

thx a lot
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
ror
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try using tab completion,

For a proper answer, it's to do with the fact that you need to put \ before spaces, else the command line interpreter doesn't realise it's all one argument.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:09 AM   #3
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thx

i get it


[root@localhost gtk]# ls
gtk in my CD
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtk\ in\ my\ CD/
[root@localhost gtk in my CD]# cd gtk\ in\ my\ CD
bash: cd: gtk in my CD: No such file or directory
[root@localhost gtk in my CD]#
[root@localhost gtk in my CD]#


why should we put a / at the end?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 10:47 AM   #4
ror
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notice after the first time you're /in/ gtk in my CD so that's why the command isn't working.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:53 AM   #5
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Also: I couldn't help but notice you're doing this:
Code:
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtkinm~1
bash: cd: gtkinm~1: No such file or directory
[root@localhost gtk]# cd gtk~1
bash: cd: gtk~1: No such file or directory
The ~1 is DOS - In linux, use an *
this would've worked:
Code:
# cd gtk*CD
without a hitch.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 04:28 AM   #6
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or u could type:
cd "gtk in my CD"
 
  


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