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I'm new to Ubuntu. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS.

My problem is that when I try to access my desktop or any folder at my home directory, it always gives me this error

No such file or directory

even though the folder exists and I can see it with the ls command

Screenshot of terminal showing bash: cd: desktop: no such file or directory

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    Capitalization matters. Try cd Desktop. – muru Nov 19 '14 at 12:36
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    ...and as a bonus: never do things in your home directory as root (as shown in the screenshot). Very easy to mess thing up and be unable to login again... – Rmano Nov 19 '14 at 14:23
up vote 7 down vote accepted

The path names are case sensitive.

Therefore, it should be

cd Desktop

instead of

cd desktop
  • ah i didn't realize it, shame on me -- Thank you :) – Septian Rizky Nov 19 '14 at 13:02

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