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I wrote this command in my editor but no result (no warehouse directory)

sudo mkdir -p /Downloads/hive/warehouse

How do I make this work?

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migrated from Jun 4 '12 at 0:28

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What do you mean by an "editor"? Why would you expect a result from writing something in an editor, instead of the terminal?

And where do you think the folder is created ? Because of the starting /, you are asking Ubuntu to create a directory at the root of your system, not in your home or whatever.

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