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when I open up the terminal and write the command

cd Desktop  

also I have tried

cd /Desktop

a message appears that no file or directory was found what I suppose to do? I have logged in as a root but still have the same problem any help?

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about cd command askubuntu.com/questions/483129/… –  KasiyA Sep 8 at 14:54

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To enter your user's Desktop directory, run cd ~/Desktop (the ~ is expanded into your user's home directory). If your Desktop directory doesn't exist, you can create it via mkdir ~/Desktop.

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but I want to run a specific c document exist on my Ubuntu desktop if I make a new directory it will be empty –  arze ramade Nov 8 '13 at 14:46
    
@arzeramade then you can drag the document into the terminal and then remove the "file://" at the beginning. –  Ramchandra Apte Nov 8 '13 at 14:48
    
sorry but I am new to UNIX can you tell me exactly how to do this ? –  arze ramade Nov 8 '13 at 14:49
    
@arzeramade What part you don't understand? –  Ramchandra Apte Nov 8 '13 at 14:50
    
how to drag the document to terminal –  arze ramade Nov 8 '13 at 14:51

Run this command in terminal,it will help you.

cd ~/Desktop
gcc yourfilename.c
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Why sudo to compile? One link at random: cboard.cprogramming.com/linux-programming/… –  Rmano Nov 8 '13 at 16:13

cd Desktop/ Goes to the Desktop directory if you are in your home directory.

cd - Goes back to previous directory.

cd / Take you to the root directory.

cd ~/Desktop Will take you to your Desktop Directory no matter where you are.

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