[ubuntu-users] Command not found

Patrick Asselman iceblink at seti.nl
Tue Mar 6 07:29:16 UTC 2012

 On Mon, 05 Mar 2012 18:11:43 -0500, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 03/05/2012 09:22 AM, John Sampson wrote:
>> On 05/03/2012 13:46, Bert Swart wrote:
>>> On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 01:33:59PM +0000, Colin Law wrote:
>>>> On 5 March 2012 12:30, John Sampson<jrs.idx at ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>>> Not knowing my situation you have no right to say that.
>>>>> So why is there no man page for cd?
>>>>> What does the "~$" mean in the prompt?
>>>>> I had typed "cd Downloads" among other guesses - for some reason
>>>>> adding "/" to the end is the answer, the one I didn't guess.
>>>> There should be no need for the trailing '/'. Can you confirm that
>>>> for you it is necessary?
>> Tried again. Yes, it is necessary.
>>> Perhaps show output from ls Downloads*
>> This gives "ls: Cannot access Downloads*: No such file or 
>> directory".
> type:
> cd  <hit enter>
> cd Downloads <hit enter>
> Should work as long as you are in your home directory and have a
> directory named "Downloads" <----capital D
> The trailing slash is optional UNLESS you happen to have a file named
> Downloads in the same directory. I betcha that is what is happening.
> :) Ric

 You can't have a file and a directory with the same name in the same 
 directory, afaik.
 It could be that there is a file with the same name in another 
 directory. If you are not in the directory below Downloads (i.e. ~ ) 
 then Ubuntu is probably trying to be helpful by finding this Downloads 
 you talked about. If there is a file with the same name, it cannot 
 change to that directory. If you add the slash it might know to look for 
 a directory and maybe it will find the correct directory.

 But this is all highly speculative without some output :-)


 Patrick Asselman

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