I'm stuck again

Raymond House raymondh40 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 12:35:33 UTC 2015


If I do ls Downloads, with capital D, yes all the files are there,
highlighted in colour. How do I cd this Jeff?

On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 8:33 PM, CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Frank makes a good point.  Can you do an "ls" to find the file, then
> actually cd into that folder and try the command again, starting from the
> "tar ..." part (ignore the /home/... part at the start).  If you're in the
> right folder then it should work (and the Tab auto-complete should also
> work).
>
>
> On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at 20:29 Frank Morris <morris.frank.a at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I've had similar "detected problem" PPP ups on a few VM running 14.04.
>> I've just ignored them...seems fine.
>>
>> You've probably already checked but, I've pulled my hair out a bit with
>> two different download directories. The last few posts I saw you working in
>> "Downloads". Is there also a "downloads" directory? Capitalization has
>> spanked me a few times in Linux.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mar 18, 2015, at 4:50 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> What I'm tying to do in open the app for my VPN so I can get to use it.I
>> did this twice before with ubuntu and star sapphire and it worked fine.I
>> have had so many problems with ubuntu on this machine that I did a clean
>> reinstall of 14.04 and now trying to get the VPN to work,even with nothing
>> else on this machine, just ubuntu 14.04 I'm still getting all sorts of
>> "14.04 trouble reports"and it always suggest that I shut down and restart.I
>> think I'm getting close to heave it in the trash bin and get an android
>> tablet.Sorry for the long story.You guys have been great with all your help
>> but why does it not just WORK.
>> .
>>
>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM, Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I hit tab and nothing happens, yet, if I go to downloads, it's there.
>>>
>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM, CrankyOldBugger <
>>> crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Well you're in the right folder now (Downloads)
>>>> Can you start with "tar xvzf inst" (without the quotes) then hit Tab to
>>>> autocomplete the filename?  That's how I avoid spelling mistakes.  If you
>>>> hit Tab and nothing happens, then the file isn't there.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at 15:58 Raymond House <raymondh40 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> here is what I get:raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~$
>>>>> cd ~/Downloads; tar xvzf installer_linux.tar.gz
>>>>> tar (child): installer_linux.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or
>>>>> directory
>>>>> tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>>>> tar: Child returned status 2
>>>>> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
>>>>> raymond at raymond-HP-Pavilion-TS-15-Notebook-PC:~/Downloads$
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 3:56 PM, Stephen M. Webb <
>>>>> stephen.webb at canonical.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> On 15-03-18 03:53 PM, Raymond House wrote:
>>>>>> > if I do that I get the following:bash: /home/raymond/Downloads/: Is
>>>>>> a directory
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Maybe this?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>   cd ~/Downloads; tar xvzf installer_linux.tar.gz
>>>>>>
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