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I had a small question concerning something in Ubuntu. I noticed that whenever I cd to a two-word place, Ubuntu seems to go there. However, when I mention the file path to this place, Ubuntu splits up the text.

Here is the original cd, and, as seen, it can easily go to the specified area.Yet, when I mention the file path to the place, it doesn't work.

As seen, in the first picture, the system can go to the specified place. However, when I mention the file path to the two-word place, Ubuntu seems to split up the two words and search for either of them, which don't exist.

Can someone help?

Note: I have tried '' instead of "" around the file, but it still doesn't work. I am also using the Linux application on Windows (which, yes, I know is very dangerous).

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    Do quotes around the WHOLE dir and file please ;) – Rinzwind Nov 11 '18 at 17:09
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    I learned a long time ago not to use spaces. I use CamelCase, under_score, or justalabel. Then you do not have the issue of escaping or quoting which can be somewhat different depending on where used. – oldfred Nov 11 '18 at 17:14
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    It looks to me like the error is within your jmf4.pl script – steeldriver Nov 11 '18 at 18:06
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    Please don't post screenshots of text. Copy the text here and apply code formatting. – muru Nov 11 '18 at 18:46

Please use quotation marks around the entire path, this is required when there are folder or filenames containing spaces.

  • The Wildcat " \ " can also be used. Example: Natural\ Pediatrics. – Yufenyuy Veyeh Dider Nov 11 '18 at 20:59

Escape spaces in directory or filenames with \ symbol. For example, to change directory to ~/Some Dir use command

cd ~/Some\ Dir

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