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Old 12-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
slackkid
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Question Not able to change to a specific directory using one command- CD


Hello,

I have been practicing terminal commands in Slackware and I am having a problem with the CD command.

I made a file path using command mkdir -p :

/temp/stuff/things/frank/joe/alex/john

I want to CD directly to john. When I try to CD, I get an error:

cd: /temp/stuff/things/frank/joe/alex/john: No such file or
directory

Does Slackware use a different command for this?
or am I using the command wrong?

Thank you.
 
Old 12-23-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Is there already a /temp folder located on the root fs? If not, you would need to have been root to create one with mkdir, in which the actual folder and path wouldn't have been created. There should've been an error message regarding that however. Does your cd command work if you do mkdir as root?
 
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by slackkid View Post
Hello,

I have been practicing terminal commands in Slackware and I am having a problem with the CD command.

I made a file path using command mkdir -p :

/temp/stuff/things/frank/joe/alex/john

I want to CD directly to john. When I try to CD, I get an error:

cd: /temp/stuff/things/frank/joe/alex/john: No such file or
directory

Does Slackware use a different command for this?
or am I using the command wrong?

Thank you.
Can you provide the actual copy of the terminal output (copy/paste) where you create and try to access the directory?
 
Old 12-24-2012, 12:25 AM   #4
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forgive me, it seems to be working now.
thank you for helping.
 
  


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