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Old 10-13-2005, 08:18 PM   #11
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dyserq, the reason my command didn't work for you is because you didn't type it right; you forgot the *. Copy and paste this command exactly.

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cd /cygdrive/c/Documents*
*EDIT* Thought I would add, you type ls to list the files in a directory or ls -la for more details.

Also this is a *nix terminal, use / instead of \.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:20 AM   #12
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dyserq, the reason my command didn't work for you is because you didn't type it right; you forgot the *. Copy and paste this command exactly.

Code:
cd /cygdrive/c/Documents*
*EDIT* Thought I would add, you type ls to list the files in a directory or ls -la for more details.

Also this is a *nix terminal, use / instead of \.
Thanks, that helped a bunch !
Umm ... one more question, why is the asterick there, is it to replace the 'and settings' from 'Documents and settings', if it is, how can i apply this principle to other commands ?
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Old 10-14-2005, 08:33 PM   #13
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Thanks, that helped a bunch !
Umm ... one more question, why is the asterick there, is it to replace the 'and settings' from 'Documents and settings', if it is, how can i apply this principle to other commands ?
Think of the asterick as a wild card, or a shortcut method. For example say I want to navigate to /usr/local/bin/insertlongstringhere, without the use of a asterick I would have to type:

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cd /usr/local/bin/insertlongstringhere
If I use a asterick I can greatly reduce typing, for example:

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cd /usr/local/bin/ins*
It is important to note though that if another file in /usr/local/bin/ started with ins, the system could select that file or path rather than your intended path, in this case /usr/local/bin/insertlongstringhere/. To remedy this problem you could simply specify more characters:

Code:
cd /usr/local/bin/insert*
Hope that clears things up for you.
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:17 AM   #14
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Thanks alot ! Your really helpful lol
Anyways, with your help i have now figured out how to change directories to files with spaces in it, you just put quotation marks
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:27 PM   #15
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Another option is to get zipslack from www.slackware.com. it installs a small linux system onto a windows partition.
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Thanks ShiroFerret ... i may try that out later
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