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Old 12-28-2005, 06:02 PM   #1
tweakerxp
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command line and CAPITAL letters....


Why is it that when I type in a command in small letters I get a result in black then when I type it in capital letters it comes out in blue letters?

What the difference? What does that mean?

This is getting a lot more fun. Linux for Dummies has really helped. Recommend it for newbies, like me.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
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Linux commands are case sensative, always in lower case that I recall. The different colors are likely pointing out the error.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 08:16 PM   #3
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I tried one commmand line using small letters and it didn't work. Tried same line with certain files with caps and it worked. I learning to copy/move files from one directory to another. Some were coming up blue instead of black letters. Just wondering why.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 10:26 PM   #4
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A common setup is black for files and blue for directories. As homey said linux is case sensative so case is important. You can change the color behaviour of the terminal if you want.

Edit: Sorry misread your post. I thought you were using ls and viewing the results.

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Old 12-29-2005, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thanks, Muddy for clearing that up for me.(no pun intended) I was wondering if I did something I shouldn't have. Still trying to get the hang of copying and moving file and directories. This isn't easy as it sounds.

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