FAQ: Manipulation - cat

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I was able to pass the exercise, but why does the command “$cat comedy/satire/fight-club.txt” return “No such file or directory exists”?


Instruction one in the exercise reads:
"In a single command, use cat to output what’s inside terminator.txt .

Note: To accomplish this in one command, make sure you are writing a relative path from the current directory, movies/ ."

Here was my location:

$ pwd

This was my first solution which appeared to yield the correct results but it was not accepted, but the solution below was accepted. Does this have to do with the part relating to "writing a relative path from the current directory, movies/ "?

$ cat ../action/scifi/terminator.txt
$ cat /home/ccuser/workspace/movies/action/scifi/terminator.txt

Similar question for Instruction two (I remained in the same location as above):
"In a single command, use cat to output what’s inside fight-club.txt .

Note that there is nothing yet in the file, so the output should be empty."
Here was my first solution that appeared to yield the correct result but was not accepted, though the second one listed below was. Again is this because I was not in the right location?

$ cat satire/fight-club.txt
$ cat /home/ccuser/workspace/movies/comedy/satire/fight-club.txt