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Old 09-15-2003, 12:08 PM   #1
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how to browse files from command promt

I need to execute some files in linux but I don't know how to go there.

How do I go to a specifc directory on a cdrom? assuming the cdrom is already mounted.

Old 09-15-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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In a terminal / command prompt type:

"su" <press return> then type your root password.

Type "cd /mnt/cdrom" which will change you from your current directory to the cdrom.
"ls" will give you a list of the files and folder on the cdrom.

su = switch user (probably need root access to execute files from the cd)
cd = change directory
ls = list files & folders in current directory ("ls -a" lists hidden files as well)

Pressing <tab> will autocomplete entries at the command line.

for more info on any command type "man <command name>" (man = manual)
Old 09-15-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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The "cd" command changes directories:
Right now you're in the home dir (~)
~$cd /
Now your in the / dir
$cd /mnt/cdrom
Now your in the /mnt/cdrom dir
The "ls" command shows you what's on in the dir:
cddir/ cdfile
/mnt/cdrom$cd cddir
This runs a program:


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