Programming in C(Help)

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Mr Robot
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Programming in C(Help)

Post by Mr Robot » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:45 am

Im trying to create a programm in C and i think i have downloaded everything..
so i create in gedit a programm and save it in desktop by the name first.c for example
After i go to terminal and give the command: cd Desktop it says no file with that name..
what is the command to "go" in desktop?

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Re: Programming in C(Help)

Post by xenopeek » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 am

Depends on where you are. If you opened the terminal on the Desktop, you're already there. At any time (if the current path given in the prompt on the terminal is not clear to you) you can type pwd to get the full path of your current directory. To go to the Desktop, on English systems (on non-English systems the "Desktop" directory will have another name, something in your system language), from any other directory you can use cd ~/Desktop where ~ is shorthand for your home directory. Mind that Linux is case sensitive (you have to type upper and lower case letters correctly). You can use tab key on the terminal to autocomplete partially typed names.
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Re: Programming in C(Help)

Post by richlion2 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:13 am

You can also locate your file:

cd
(now you should be in your $HOME directory)

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find . -name first.c
# Or
find . -name first.c -exec ls -l {} \;
This will show you exactly where your file is.

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