FAQ: Navigation - Generalizations


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I’m having trouble writing the command that will allow me to navigate through directories to 2014/dec/ in the second section first lesson titled “Navigation” I’ve tried cd 2014/dec/ and cd … 2014/dec/. What would the correct command be to navigate to the directory? Thank you for the help.


At the command prompt, type,


The path should include,


If we list the contents of the blog directory,


2014 2015 hardware.txt

Two of those entries are directories, 2014 and 2015. Which one are you inside of?


What is the difference between a “file” and a “directory.”


A file is a singular object, usually text, but it could also be media or data. A directory is a branch on a tree containing multiple files and/or other directories.