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Linuxhelp _ Life after Windoze _ total newb

Posted by: n2xub Nov 2 2007, 07:42 PM

Just transferred over from Windows, and am running xUbuntu. I'm a total idiot with linux, and I need help installing even the most basic programs.Here's my question;
How do I "Navigate" To the window in terminal? I type in the directory in terminal (home/etc/etc/etc...) and it says that no such directory exsists. This is a bother when I attempt to install programs.

Posted by: michaelk Nov 2 2007, 08:24 PM

Navigation is accomplished via the cd (change directory) command.

cd /home/username/directory
~/ is a shortcut for your home directory i.e /home/username
Just typing in the cd followed by the enter key will automatically change to your home directory.

Posted by: matt Nov 13 2007, 07:53 AM

As well their is a great ubuntu command line guide at



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