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Old 01-02-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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For the love of all that is digital HOW!?...

How do I open a folder with that blasted terminal thing!?
Old 01-02-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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cd /folder/

cd /path/to/folder/

if you want to open a sub folder:

cd ./folder/

. means current directory

Wanna go back 2 folders?

cd ../../folder/

.. means go back (basically)
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Oh. Thanks. Googling didn't help because none of the results made any sense.
Old 01-02-2007, 06:43 PM   #4
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When in a folder
$ cd subfolder
also works fine for changing to a subfolder, tab completion is also supported with any method so
$ cd sub[TAB]
will put out
$ cd subfolder
assuming you havbe no other folders starting with sub
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Originally Posted by harmsc12
How do I open a folder with that blasted terminal thing!?
That blasted terminal thing is the source of all power....
Head over to and get a copy of "Bash Guide for Beginners" by Machtelt Garrels. Also handy is:
info coreutils (lists all the most common terminal commands)


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