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    Navigation in terminal

    Hi!
    I would like to know how to navigate in terminal. For example, what should I press to navigate to folder "Games" which is into my "Download" folder.
    Is there any instructions in terminal itself? Like some kind of "man"

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    Re: Navigation in terminal

    There are some nice tutorials on the terminal on the web: try a google search, or some friendly soul will post some for you.

    To navigate in a folder, you use "Tab completion". this means that you type part of the name, then <tab>: the terminal will complete with an existing match. In your example, it could work with

    cd Dow<tab><tab>Gam<tab>

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    Re: Navigation in terminal

    Here is a start , a search will provide many resources. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
    Infinite diversity in infinite combination.

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

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    Re: Navigation in terminal

    cd is the change directory command.

    When you open a terminal you'll start off in /home and to get to your Games directory, type

    Code:
    cd Downloads/Games
    Linux is case sensitive, so "Games" would be different to "games".

    Try this youtube video for a basic tutorial

    http://www.youtube.com/user/thisweek.../1/4Zx7UE70Ehs

    or read more at http://linuxcommand.org/

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    Re: Navigation in terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    cd is the change directory command.

    When you open a terminal you'll start off in /home and to get to your Games directory, type

    Code:
    cd Downloads/Games
    Linux is case sensitive, so "Games" would be different to "games".

    Try this youtube video for a basic tutorial

    http://www.youtube.com/user/thisweek.../1/4Zx7UE70Ehs

    or read more at http://linuxcommand.org/
    Just to add a few things... You can also use the ls and pwd commands to see the contents of a directory.
    $ ls - the list command
    $ pwd - print working directory

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    Lightbulb Re: Navigation in terminal

    Download the "The Linux Command Line" free PDF book, and study the first 3-4 chapters!
    This is how I learned to use the shell

    ftp://csl.tfc.kg.ac.rs/Linux/The%20Linux%20Command%20Line.pdf

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    Re: Navigation in terminal

    Friends, thank you very much for the help!

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