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ykdamiron
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:36 pm    Post subject: Linux QUESTION.. help please! beginner Reply with quote

Hey there,
I have a question about Linux I have been stuck on for a bit if I am in a directory called.. Cambridge which is within to directories placed in the home for example..
sample_dir1/sample_dir/Cambridge
How would I change to my home directory using a relative pathname using cd alone has not worked .. any ideas ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using 'cd' with no option will always change to your home directory. What do you get when you issue this command?

cd;pwd

The titlda symbol (~) is an alias for your home directory so the command

cd ~

should change to your home directory, as well. The command

cd ~/sample_dir1/sample_dir/Cambridge

will change to

$HOME/sample_dir1/sample_dir/Cambridge

There is a who section on directory paths here:

http://linux-tutorial.info/modules.php?name=MContent&pageid=17
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