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Old 07-18-2005, 05:10 PM   #1
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how to make folders

me being a windows user forever, im use to just right clicking and new folder.

Right now im trying to install java, and im reading the documentation, and it says to use cd /usr/java, to install it to the /usr/java directory, well i don't actually want it there, i want it in /home/java, so i am doing cd /home/java, and it says "no such file or directory", so i goto my home directory, and i click file, but i can't make a folder? So how exactly do i install java, and make folders?
Old 07-18-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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/home wouldn't be your home directory. /home/<your user name> would be the proper directory.

To create a new folder you may right-click in the empty space of a folder, select Create New..., then select Folder.

You may also open a shell and run the mkdir <foldername> command.


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