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Old 03-14-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Terminal problem - can't go into folders


I was able to go into folders such as /usr or /etc before..

now i can't.. when i LS or DIR it only shows me 3 files and "Desktop"

currently it shows root@localhost ~] #

and when i do LS or DIR it shows me 3 files and "DESKTOP"

even after i do CD/
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:29 PM   #2
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are you typing the commands in caps?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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nope.. i didn't know it mattered either sorry..
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:34 PM   #4
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in *nix, everything is case sensitive when dealing with commands ( and pretty much everything else too, but there are some exceptions).

so even after:

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cd / 
ls
it shows your home directory?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 03:47 PM   #5
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ah! i didn't know it's "cd /"
i've been doing "cd/"

sorry i'm a windows/dos guy

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