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CD'ing from terminal to external hd's has quit working.

Post by SnuffGear » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:46 am

I've used these two commands from terminal for many months and they've worked just fine:
cd /media/tom/My\ Book4TB/Misc
cd /media/tom/My\ Book3TB

All of a sudden, they've stopped working with the following error:

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I can access both from the desktop icons no problem, but I need access to both hd's via terminal. Always worked before.

Anyone? TIA
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Re: CD'ing from terminal to external hd's has quit working.

Post by all41 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:52 pm

SnuffGear wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:46 am

I can access both from the desktop icons no problem, but I need access to both hd's via terminal. Always worked before.
Right click the desktop icons and choose Properties.
Use that path--should work from terminal
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Re: CD'ing from terminal to external hd's has quit working.

Post by SnuffGear » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:20 am

Thanks.
That worked but any idea why it stopped working directly from the terminal?
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Re: CD'ing from terminal to external hd's has quit working.

Post by all41 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:22 pm

SnuffGear wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:20 am
Thanks.
That worked but any idea why it stopped working directly from the terminal?
I think the space in the path is the culprit
try:
cd "/media/tom/My\ Book3TB"

the quotes should fix
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Re: CD'ing from terminal to external hd's has quit working.

Post by SnuffGear » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:43 am

all41 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:22 pm
SnuffGear wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:20 am
Thanks.
That worked but any idea why it stopped working directly from the terminal?
I think the space in the path is the culprit
try:
cd "/media/tom/My\ Book3TB"

the quotes should fix
Thanks, but doesn't work that way.

This really isn't a big issue, (just an annoyance), as long as I can get to the files via terminal that I need to get to.
I have to run the 'touch' command on 3 files, in 3 different places, weekly.

Your first suggestion works fine.
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