`cd` is the command-line command for navigating the directory tree. It stands for C(hange) D(irectory). For the optical disc, please use [compact-disc]

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On a headless linux server, detect if inserted optical disk is audio disk

On a headless Linux server (latest fedora if this is of interest), how can I detect that the inserted optical disk is an audio disk, as opposed to a data disk or a video DVD? There is no desktop ...
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Windows Commandline - Change directory directly on different drive

I'm making a guide that everybody should be able to use. At one point, I need them to go to the commandline and type something - but it's important that it happens from the correct folder. So it's ...
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How does `pushd` exactly behave regarding path with slashes `/`?

Consider the following commands given from a cmd prompt: D:\test>cd D:/ D:\>cd /test D:\test>pushd D:/ The syntax of the command is incorrect. D:\test>pushd "D:/" D:\>popd ...
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How do I list files when changing directories using tab completion in Windows?

With UNIX command cd, when you press tab to complete a file/dir name and there are multiple options, it does an ls. How can I get this behavior in command prompt with cd? When you tab complete with ...
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What stops me from reformatting a DVD+R? [duplicate]

It just interest me how, no matter what computer I put it in, whether it be running Windows, Mac or Linux, I can't seem to format it (I know that they're made to be write-once only). I'm guessing it's ...
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Optical disk drive cannot clamp the cd/dvd in place

The plastic ring that holds the disk in the drive has come lose and fallen apart. Is it possible to find a replacement, and how do I insert it into the drive?
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windows 8.1 can not recognize dvd/cd [closed]

my windows 8.1 32 bit system can't recognize either dvds either cds. I have the below driver I have seen a lot of options. I also have done all of them (e.g. regedib). How can I solve this ...
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Why won't a mp3 CD play in car player but plays on computer?

What could be the reasons for a new car CD player (has the markings: RDS, MP3 and CompactDisc) not to play MP3 files from a CD, that normally is read on every computer or so? The plaser in the car ...
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What cable do I need to connect this motherboard DVD port to this DVD drive?

This is an image of my laptop motherboard DVD drive connector. Seems to be 13 pins: And this is another image of the connector to an internal laptop DVD drive I have (one that doesn't physically ...
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Verify burned CD/DVD image on a Mac

Basically what I would like to do is to verify that an image has been burned successfully. It's pretty much the same question like this, except for Mac OS X. After searching online (including ...
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How to clean CD / DVD that have mold on them

I notice some of my favourite CD and DVD have some mold on them. How do I go about to clean them so that I can still play them?
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i can boot from cd/dvd but not read it in windows

i can boot ok from cd or dvd. In windows 7, I can't read a disk. I can write to it but not read. When I click "open" it ask me to put a disk in and opens the tray. It won't play music or video. Device ...
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Linux: How could a directory be created without “.” and “..”?

I am not sure if the following issue is specific to busybox: I have an embedded device with busybox installed. From what I understand, when a directory is created, usually 2 hidden files will be ...
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Cannot start Tomcat server from Mac terminal?

I am trying to start the Tomcat server on my Mac. When I navigate to the bin folder, the startup.sh file is there but when I try to run it, it says the file doesn't exist: quickCoder-MacBook-Air:bin ...
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What do you do if not all your songs from a CD didn't rip on your computer/Windows Media Player?

I was trying to rip a cd to my media player, and not all the songs has been ripped. What can I do to make sure all the songs rip from the CD?
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How do I know if a blank CD-R is LightScribe compatible?

I have a blank CD-R. Its just white, without any writings and i don't have it's box. How to know if i can use LightScribe?
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Why has my laptop stopped reading DVD's?

My dad's Windows 7 Dell Inspiron laptop reads CD's just fine, but not DVD's. He used to watch DVD's on his laptop all the time, but now it won't even recognize the disk. File explorer says to insert a ...
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bash change directory with “shortcuts”

On my windows computer I use JPSofts "Take Command" a.k.a. TCMD as command.com or shell replacement. One tcmd feature I really miss when working with bash on Linux/Os X, is the extended directory ...
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Acer Aspire Can't boot from CD

My harddrive is slowing down more and more, so I decided to install a new harddrive. I have the installation discs for the default software for the computer, but something is troubling me. I have ...
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Is there a way to rip DVDs & CDs on headless CentOS box?

Has anyone set up headless DVD & CD ripping on a CentOS box? I’ve seen a few posts and threads about other operating systems, but nothing about CentOS / Fedora / Red Hat, and nothing recent. I’d ...
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Cannot install windows on a wiped drive

About a week or two ago I was on my laptop with Windows 7 (That I installed with a cd) When it dropped. After dropping the Hard drive I could not find anything on the disk or save anything onto the ...
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Go to directory of a file path

Is there a way a cd command may accept a regular file path and jump to the dir where the file resides? Image you could do: vim /usr/share/drupal7/sites/all/modules/legacy/legacy.module cd ...
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My laptop CD-DVD disc drive(reader) not displayed in “My Computer” and does not open when try to open

I have used my DELL 3521 laptop running on Windows 8 Professional for 1 year now. But it stopped showing CD-DVD reader in My Computer (on pressing WINDOWS+E). It is not working. I don't know what ...
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How to make a bootable usb stick and cd disk? [duplicate]

so the operating system does not work on one of my laptops due to some reason. However I decided that I want to put the operating system on again. I have a USB drive and 8gigabyte CD disks and would ...
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Cannot change directory with cd in DOS using Win7

I would like to change my Present Working Directory in DOS (I am running Win7 professionnal). When I perform a cd D:\, nothing happens: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 ...
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What's happening when you do 'cd //'? [duplicate]

This is just trivia really, but it's just got me wondering what's going on. I accidentally hit / instead of . today and got this: [andrew.morris@server ~]$ cd // [andrew.morris@server //]$ pwd / I ...
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Good way to bookmark/navigate relative directory paths?

I work on a linux system with bash 4.x where I frequently find myself navigating different copies of very deep (and large) file directory structures. However, in reality I only need to access a ...
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cd into first/second/third directory returned by ls -d */

Say I am in a directory code: /code /very-long-and-descriptive-name If I want to cd into that directory (or a directory if it comes first in alphabetical order), I can just cd *. Now say I add ...
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What does cd myfolder/* do in Linux?

I am new to Linux and have been using the cd command for a while. I just saw someone cd'ing to somefolder/* like cd foo/*. What does that do? Also, depending on how that works, what will be the ...
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cd not doing anything in the Windows Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can’t Navigate to D:\ Look at the latter lines of the shell, the cd lines. Nothing's happening :( This is the Win8 shell. I ...
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Command line, go back to last directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Go back to previous directory in shell How can I change to the previous directory instead of going up? is there a command line way to navigate back to the directory I ...
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Why doesn't “cd D:” change the command context to D:? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can't Navigate to D:\ Every time I want to change directory context to another drive (D, E, F, or whatever..) on a Windows ...
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Why wouldn't cd <drive letter>: work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can't Navigate to D:\ I am in the C partition and I type at the prompt: c:\> cd d: ... and it echoes: d:\ c:\> ...
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How to cd to a newly created dir?

cd "$(mkdir -v "$(date -R)"|sed s+.`(.*)'.*)" This is meant to create a dir named $(date -R). I could simply cd $(date -R), but the culprit is the date could change since the previous command was ...
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“cd -” equivalent on Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Navigate to previous directory in windows command prompt Is there an equivalent of Linux's cd - (change to previous directory) in Windows?
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Using cd Command in Windows Command Line, Can't Navigate to D:\

This may be a stupid question, and I think I have looked elsewhere to find the answer... Might be a path issue, but when I open the command line and type from the C:\>: cd D:\ I cannot get to ...