md5sum using Cygwin in Windows

Ben ben at
Mon Jun 23 09:14:48 UTC 2008

Here <>, the Ubuntu help says
that if you download Cygwin, you can follow the Linux directions. I'm using
the Cygwin shell and it is not working. I downloaded the file to C. I type:

cd C:\

So far, so good. The (zippied) file ubutuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso is
sitting in C:\. So I type:

md5sum ubutuntu-8.04-desktop-i386.iso

"No such file or directory."

Ah well. Cygwin does not seem to be a very newbie-friendly application.
"Help cd" offers one a starkly technical little paragraph. Incidentally, how
does one even go to the Desktop directory (which lies at C:\Documents and
Settings\Ben\Desktop for me) with Cygwin? Whenever you put in a space,
Cygwin seems to reject it.

- Ben
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