I am trying to make a hello world program work on my Mac. Every time I go to change a directory I get a message that says:

-bash: cd: documents No such file or directory exists.

I know the documents directory is there.

cd Documents
-bash: cd: documents: No such file or directory
  • What happens if you use ls from the root folder, can you see your target directory there? – Burgi Sep 26 '17 at 23:58
  • (Applications home Library installer.failurerequests Network libpeerconnection.log System net User Guides And Information private Users sbin Volumes sockets.log bin tmp cores usr dev var etc – Dylan Lee Sep 28 '17 at 3:32

You're likely not starting from the correct directory. Try cd ~/Documents or cd /Users/(Your Username here)/Documents.

Also note that, depending on formatting of the disk, your filesystem may be Case Sensitive, meaning documents and Documents are two completely different locations.

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  • -bash: syntax error near unexpected token – Dylan Lee Sep 27 '17 at 23:24
  • I keep getting that – Dylan Lee Sep 27 '17 at 23:25

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