FAQ: Manipulation - cp I


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I am trying to go to the drama directory (cd …/drama/) but it doesn’t exist. When I list the directories it replies that only biopic and historical are in there, but hey, cd …/biopic/ evidentially doesn’t exist even though it just told me it did. Are my commands wrong? cd …drama/ and cd …historical/ cd …biopic/ ?


If it says only biopic and historical are in there, it means you are already inside drama based on the files tree:

If you want to go back one level and then enter to drama, this is the correct command to do it:

cd ../drama and not cd …drama/

I hope this helps.


How can I navigate one directory form drama/historical/ to drama with cp


So I copied cleopatra.txt to the historical/ directory. But when I then navigate to the historical directory and list all the files, it won’t recognize that the step is complete. Suggestions?


Hi, I have the same issue!