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I'm trying to ADB up and going but having a bit of a hard time. I'm not a noob by any means when it comes linux. In order to install Android SDK Tools I need to change directory and this is what im having a hard time doing. Here is what I'm getting in the terminal:

kendall@kendall-ThinkPad-T420:~$ cd /downloads/android-sdk-linux/tools

bash: cd: /downloads/android-sdk-linux/tools: No such file or directory


What am I doing wrong?

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Did you download and extract the SDK. The download should have gone into the ~/Downloads folder and extracting should have created the ~/Downloads/android-sdk-linux/tools folder. – user3121023 Feb 17 '14 at 11:38

The directory you're trying to change into doesn't exist.

This is probably what you want instead:

cd "$HOME/Downloads/android-sdk-linux/tools"


  • The / represents the root of your filesystem, not your home folder.
  • Paths are case sensitive
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Nope.I got the same result. Thank you thou – user246930 Feb 16 '14 at 23:01

I think it may be a typo .do you have the folder 'downloads' in the root directory or was it '~/Downloads' in the as in Downloads with a capital D in the home directory. If you go to the folder in nautilus and right click you can get to properties and in that the location is given.

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This is what it said in the properties: Tpe: Folder (inode/directory) Location: /home/kendall – user246930 Feb 16 '14 at 22:54

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