I just downloaded a chrome app called 'Terminal' so that I can connect to a remote server via SSH. This works perfectly, but when I need to use a .pem file to connect to an AWS instance, I need to include the path to the Downloads folder where the file is stored. I've been using the ls and cd commands to sort of snoop around the machine to see what's on it and I can't seem to find where it is. It's also a bit funny that inside of the ~/home/lnlance09/applications folder nothing shows up despite the fact that I have several different apps installed.

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file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/ will show contents in browser

found at http://lcorg.blogspot.com.es/2011/07/google-chromebooks-some-helpful-tips.html

  • +1 for sure. Let's me chomecast mp4 files this way. Thanks a lot! – Teddy Jul 20 '18 at 22:41

unless you're in dev mode, they're nowhere.

we have to manually move them there, using Files.

download files to linux terminal in chromebook


If you have multiple user accounts on the same chromebook, their download directories are in different locations. Each user account gets a long hex identifier, and their download directories are in /home/chronos/u-[id]/Downloads.

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