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Old 01-31-2010, 10:00 PM   #1
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Question Navigating to folders within the terminal program

I'm new to Linux. I have Mandriva. I'm trying to install Flash Player 10 (to access Hulu) with no success. Here are the instructions Adobe gave me:

1. Click the download link to begin installation. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_10_linux will be created.
4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

When I'm in the terminal program, I type this in but don't get a response. I'm not sure how to navigate to directories...thanks in advance...
Old 01-31-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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You use the 'cd' command to change directories.

As in:

cd /the/directory
Nothing a little Google search couldn't find...

Last edited by MrCode; 01-31-2010 at 10:05 PM.
Old 01-31-2010, 10:32 PM   #3
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or, depending on the distro
you can rename a folder from adobeflashplugin-morestuff-blahblahblah-whydidtheynameitthislong to "runthis" from the gnome/kde interface, so that when you cd to it as root you don't have to type the entire thing.

oh no I just cd'd to the wrong directory! do I have to go through all that again?
cd -
will go "back" one step


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