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I need to change the directory to following path

/media/New Volume/softwr/pgm



for 2 diff purpose. But by using cd its not working

I tried

cd media and cd home

Both time its showing such file or directory not existing. I am new to Linux environment.I'm using Ubuntu 12.04LTS Can anyone help?

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Where and how did you create the directories? – Mitch Sep 28 '13 at 8:10
Are you sure that those directories exists? – Radu Rădeanu Sep 28 '13 at 8:17
@Mitch those where already existing.New volume is the D drive of windows which is also accessible from linux.2 os in system – Sjk Sep 28 '13 at 11:16
@Sjk If you are sure that New Volume exists in /media, you should use: cd /media/New\ Volume or cd "/media/New Volume" because of that space. – Radu Rădeanu Sep 28 '13 at 13:33
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When you open a Terminal, the working directory is you home, so you can easily go to /home/sdk by entering:

cd sdk

Otherwise, you should type the complete address beginning with /. In the case of an address contains spaces you have to use quotations or use \ before the space. Like:

cd "/media/New Volume/softwr/pgm"


cd /media/New\ Volume/softwr/pgm

Note that Linux is case-sensitive, so be careful about the uppercase letters.

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.I didnt knew about this problem with space and case-sensitive works thanks. – Sjk Sep 30 '13 at 8:49

cd media and cd home will never work because you are trying to change to a directory called media or home in your current directory.

braiam@braiam-PX741AA-ABA-A1104X:~$ cd media
bash: cd: media: No such file or directory
braiam@braiam-PX741AA-ABA-A1104X:~$ cd home
bash: cd: home: No such file or directory

The correct path is with / at the start.

:~$ cd /media
:~$ cd /home

Read the Relative and Absolute path of this answer for more information.

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