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Bobrm2 11-02-2007 10:48 AM

How to CD/
 
Could someone tell me why I am unable to CD to /thunderbird? TIA



bash: cd: /thunderbird: No such file or directory
bob@ubuntu:/tmp/thunderbird$ mv /tmp/thunder/ /thunderbird/
mv: target `/thunderbird/' is not a directory: No such file or directory
bob@ubuntu:/tmp/thunderbird$ ls
chrome libfreebl3.so libsoftokn3.so removed-files
components libldap50.so libssl3.so res
defaults libmozjs.so libxpcom_compat.so run-mozilla.sh
dependentlibs.list libnspr4.so libxpcom_core.so thunderbird
dictionaries libnss3.so libxpcom.so thunderbird-bin
extensions libnssckbi.so libxpistub.so updater
greprefs libplc4.so license.html updater.ini
icons libplds4.so LICENSE.txt updates
init.d libprldap50.so mozilla-installer-bin xpicleanup
isp libsmime3.so mozilla-xremote-client
libfreebl3.chk libsoftokn3.chk README.txt
bob@ubuntu:/tmp/thunderbird$

ranger_nemo 11-02-2007 11:06 AM

Ummm... It's telling you /thunderbird doesn't exist. "ls /" to see if it is there or not.

If it really is there, check the permissions with "ls -l /thunderbird".

ehawk 11-02-2007 11:07 AM

/ is the topmost level of the file hiearchy. I don't think there is a subdirectory thunderbird in the / directory. To find out where it lives, you can use

locate thunderbird
find thunderbird
whereis thunderbird

Cichlid 11-02-2007 11:11 AM

It may also by in your home directory. type:

cd .thunderbird

The directory may be hidden.
Can check by ls - A

mrrangerman 11-02-2007 11:18 AM

First find were thunderbird is, if it's in your home directory and it's hidden the command would be cd ~/.thunderbird If you do ls -al it will list all the hidden directories and files in the directory you are curently in. A hidden directory or file is prefixed with a . period.


Quote:

bash: cd: /thunderbird: No such file or directory
You are trying to use a dirrect path here, so no there is no directory setup by default in linux like that. If you know the path to a directory you want to cd into, then using a direct path or absolute path would work.

Bobrm2 11-02-2007 11:31 AM

That was really quick, thanks to you all. I will post the locations. Would like to start again, as I have the .tar.gz file and this is good experience for me. So, do I delete the followings files? Can you all suggest a text I could purchase? I am using Ubuntu, so lots of information, to confuse a newbie. Thanks once more.

/usr/share/doc/thunderbird-locale-en-gb
/usr/share/doc/thunderbird-locale-en-gb/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/thunderbird-locale-en-gb/copyright
/usr/share/app-install/icons/mozilla-thunderbird-bidiui.xpm
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/thunderbird.desktop
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/thunderbird-quickfile.desktop
/usr/share/app-install/desktop/mozilla-thunderbird-bidiui.desktop
/usr/lib/thunderbird
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/chrome.manifest
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/uninstall
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/uninstall/Uninstall
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/install.rdf
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/chrome
/usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/langpack-en-GB@thunderbird.mozilla.org/chrome/en-GB.jar
/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird
/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/extensions
/usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/extensions/{1A2D0EC4-75F5-4c91-89C4-3656F6E44B68}
/usr/lib/nautilus-sendto/plugins/libnstthunderbird.so
/var/lib/dpkg/info/thunderbird-locale-en-gb.md5sums
/var/lib/dpkg/info/thunderbird-locale-en-gb.list
/var/lib/thunderbird
/var/lib/thunderbird/extensions.d
/var/lib/thunderbird/extensions.d/50en-GB-locale.ext

Matz 11-02-2007 12:53 PM

It would help if you tell us what do you want to do.

There are several "thunderbird" directories: if you are looking for the files with your mail you have to look into your home for a directory .mozilla-thunderbird.

the usr/thunderbird directories you found are contains binaries, extensions, settings and so on

Bobrm2 11-03-2007 03:58 AM

Problem solved, Thunderbird is included in Ubuntu 7.10, I found out last evening. What I wanted to do was/is to delete all the mess I had created in trying to open a tar.gz I had tried to install. Thank you for taking your time in trying to assist me.
Bob

steve02169 11-03-2007 04:20 AM

It sounds like you might have re-installed?
For a newbie compiling from source(tar.gz files) can be difficult. If you check this thread I wanted to explain that there are binaries for many apps. While compiling yourself has benefits, any future software you desire, that is not pre-installed in Ubuntu, may be easier to obtain with adept.
Good Luck!


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