I've installed the dependencies, downloaded the source files, then installed the 'Reicast' Dreamcast console emulator. I now need to create the directory for the bios and flash files: mkdir .local/share/reicast/data/. This fails to work. I get this error message: mkdir: cannot create directory ‘.local/share/reicast/data’: No such file or directory. Why is it not working?


Open the terminal and type:

mkdir ~/.local/share/reicast/  
mkdir ~/.local/share/reicast/data/
  • Ha you spotted the same mistake? >:-D – Rinzwind Aug 10 '18 at 9:07
  • Karel's answer was perfect. I had to create the recast folder first followed by the data folder. Thanks. – Andrew Rodger Aug 10 '18 at 9:11

Why is it not working?

Your command is only correct if you are in your /home/$USER/.

mkdir .local/share/reicast/data/

should be

mkdir ~/.local/share/reicast/data/

In case "reicast" does not exist yet you also need the -p option with mkdir.

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