FAQ: Manipulation - cp II

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19 posts were split to a new topic: No such file or directory error

In this exercise, we’re introduced to the * wildcard and we see it being used like so (cp m*.txt scifi/). It explains what this does in the next slide, however I am still confused as to where these text files starting with ‘m’ have come from? It says they’re from the working directory which I understand to be the directory currently open but I don’t see them. Any explanation is greatly appreciated.

This “Learn the Command Line” course is really confused. I haven’t learned how to create a new file. And the hint just leads me to another course. If I want to learn the Commend Line from beginning, which course should I start with?

The course seems to reset your PWD and then asks to go to a directory using a wrong starting point and then you are stuck until you navigate to a place from where the specific cd …/…/[directory] works and then you are good to go. This behavior could be very confusing for new people to the command line.

A review might be a good idea.

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