a question about usb memory

Paul Sladen ubuntu at paul.sladen.org
Sun Sep 3 01:47:03 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2 Sep 2006, MICHAEL WEAVER wrote:

Hello Michael,

> when I enter a text terminal, type cd /media, hit enter and do ls it
> comes up with cdrom and disgo for the directories yet I can't do a cd
> /disgo as I get a "no such file or directory" or command not found.

Each level of directories, or folders is separated by a 'slash' ('/').  The
can either be relative to the current location, or absolute---relative to
the "top" of the tree---in which case it starts with a '/'.


In this case, you would either need to use '/media/disgo', or just plain
'disgo' if you were already inside '/media'.

If you are in the shell you can press the [Tab] key to see what completition
possibilities there are:

  paul at katu:/media$ cd [Tab]
  cdrom/ cdrom0/ floppy/ floppy0/ sda2/ sda6/ Ubuntu 6.06/ xp/ 

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