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I have files saved under Macintosh HD/Library/... that I need to manipulate using bash. How can I access those files in the shell?

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All mounted volumes on OS X are mounted to the "/Volumes" directory. Thus, you would enter this in the terminal:

cd /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD/Library

"\ " indicates a space.

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Note that if "Macintosh HD" is your system disk then cd /Library should suffice because the root of the system disk is mounted at /. – PleaseStand Jun 10 '12 at 3:49

Just adding to upper ans. You can use single quote or double quote. This is sometimes easier to use as you dont have to escape individual space. Ex:

cd "/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Library"
cd '/Volumes/Macintosh HD/Library'

NOTE: If you are on the mac. Pressing TAB key will auto complete your dir names and it will auto escape spaces for you.

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