[ubuntu-users] Command not found

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 5 20:52:06 UTC 2012


On 5 March 2012 20:09, Robert Holtzman <holtzm at cox.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 02:22:31PM +0000, John Sampson wrote:
>> On 05/03/2012 13:46, Bert Swart wrote:
>
>       .........snip........
>>
>> >Perhaps show output from ls Downloads*
>>
>> This gives "ls: Cannot access Downloads*:  No such file or directory".
>
> That's because there is no Downloads*. The name of the directory is
> Downloads without the asterisk. The advice you were given was incorrect.

The * is a wildcard replacement, ls Downloads* will find all folders
and files that start with Downloads followed by anything or nothing
and will perform the ls on that set.  In practice what the command
will do is show the contents of the Downloads folder as, assuming
there are no other files or folders starting with Downloads, it is
identical to ls Downloads

Try it.

Colin



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