FAQ: Navigation - mkdir

This community-built FAQ covers the “mkdir” exercise from the lesson “Navigation”.

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Hi there,
My name is Allie Newton and I’m having issues with question 1 in this mkdir exercise. The first question instructs the user to cd 2014/dec then list the files of that directory using ls but how do I execute both commands on the same line? Because if I press Enter after the cd command the console thinks I’m missing the ls command. I’ve tried using spaces and / to separate commands but I still get errors. What am I doing wrong?

The Command Line exercises are a bit different in that the exercises constantly reevaluate your work (e.g. without needing to press a button to save) to determine if you’ve passed each step. In other words, simply using two different lines to first navigate to the correct directory, then listing its contents, will allow you to pass.

On another note, you can execute multiple commands on one line by separating them with a semicolon. By doing this, the next command will be executed regardless if the previous one was successful or failed.

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