I found that the octave command line understands standard ubuntu terminal commands. However when I am going to change the working directory and the destination directory has a space/special character in its name, the linux command doesn't work. For example
cd Academics\ \&\ Related\ Stuff/
is not working in the octave command line. Any way around? Please note that I am relatively novice in linux and octave and will grateful if explained in relatively non-technical terms. Thanks in advance.