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Questions tagged [cd]

`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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Is Audio from a SATA CD Drive via SPDIF Output Ever Converted?

I assume your typical SATA CD drive in a PC is outputting a digital signal via the SATA cable when it's playing an audio CD. If you output that sound through your motherboards spdif output, ie Realtek ...
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How to make “cd …” goup two directories?

So, currently on macOS I have aliases set up like this... alias ...='cd ../..' alias ....='cd ../../..' This allows me to go up multiple directories by typing in ... in my terminal. However, in my ...
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Is CD tray opening and closing activity natively logged in Ubuntu 14?

I had a CD that I was working from in my workstation and want to know if the tray was opened by anyone else while I was away. Does Ubuntu natively log CD tray opening and closing activity? If so, ...
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how to change directory and spin off process

I know how to change directory: cd path I know how to detach a process: command &, nohup command > /tmp/test_output.txt 2>&1 &, nohup command > /dev/null 2>&1 &, ...
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How do I check whether a CD is currently in use on Linux?

How do I check whether a CD is in use before I remove it from the VM? It's currently mounted on /dev/sr0 on a Ubuntu 14.04 machine and I need to unmount it for datastore migration. I know it's not ...
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Using CD as a data storage, burning files to CD/DVD

it has been a long time since i have used CD/DVDs in any computer. The last time i remembered using CDs and burning them was during school days burning music into them. Recently i have to create a ...
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Dvd rom won't read dvd's. Windows 10

I have a problem with my dvd rom driver. It won't read my cd's, using windows 10. When I insert a cd, it sounds as if it reads it but stuck in the middle. When I press my dvd rom disk through my ...
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copy speed from internal cd to HDD super slow is there a fix

When I go to copy files from my internal dvd player to my HDD the transfer speeds are so slow that it locks up the computer and the only fix is to reboot and nothing ever gets transfered. Went to MS ...
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What happens if a scratched CD is ripped to MP3?

If a CD is damaged (e.g. if placed in a CD player it would stutter etc.), if you rip it on your computer to create an MP3, how will the damaged data sound? Would it be just a "blank" in the middle ...
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windows 10 cmd prompt change directory to drive on different physical harddrive

I am a Windows noob here (coming from a linux background.) I am having a problem in the cmd prompt changing to a directory on a different drive. Either I haven't found any suitable answers for this ...
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How can I cd to a long path in DOS 6.22?

I have a legacy PC which I have installed DOS 6.22 onto. I'm not sure what specific version this is, but it had CD drivers included, so I'm suspecting it wasn't exactly "bare bones". I created a CD ...
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how to make a bootable cd with .kwi file extension on mac

I am trying to create a bootable CD from a file calls Loading.kwi. It is a software for a dvd player in my newly purchased car. I am trying to google how to do so but could not found any solution yet. ...
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How to convert CD to mp3 using Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have Audio CD that I want to convert to mp3 on my laptop with Windows 7. I am ultimately trying to load onto my android phone. What is the process? I am a computer neophyte so not able to find ...
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Can I password-lock a CD-R after being burned?

I've been trying to find a program that could let me password lock or encrypt a CD-R I burned 10 years ago. I do not remember what program I used to burn it. Would it still be possible to modify the ...
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Why can I cd into non-executable directories mounted with sshfs?

I noticed that I can cd into non-executable directories that are mounted with sshfs. First, I created directories with all eight possible modes: $ pwd /mnt/remote $ for i in {0..7}; do mkdir test_$i;...
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Desktop Shortcut to Terminal at a Specific Directory?

What I need is an icon on my desktop that I can double-click, and launch terminal, but already cd'd to specific directory. I know how to configure Terminal.app to automatically cd to a specific ...
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Trying to update motherboard BIOS through bootable CD

Lately I have been trying to find a way to update the BIOS on my 10-year-old Asus P5BW-LA from 3.08 to 3.17. I found an HP update program called sp35153.exe, but whenever I try to run it in Windows XP ...
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Emulate USB as CD?

So I am currently learning about computers and figured this would be a fun lesson: I own a game called Risk II. I need a CD to play it, I gave it to a friend for 2 weeks so he can play. I copied all ...
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How to change directory into the output of grep

I'm working in PowerShell right now, and wanting to know how to cd into a directory without typing out the entire length of the directory name. Let's say I have a really long directory name, ...
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Should I worry about dd error?

I'm doing back up of some cd/dvd data discs, using dd. For all discs until now I'm getting error like: dd: error reading '/dev/sr0': Input/output error 2425728+0 records in 2425728+0 records out ...
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Fixing /windows/system32/config/system alternative

Recently I got this screen on boot that says /windows/system32/config/system is missing; use Windows CD to repair: (this is Windows XP, btw) so I tried with the CD, but I got this BSOD: because of ...
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Taking password of a computer using Hirens boot cd [closed]

So I have downloaded Hireb's Boot CD in order to reset passwords but this time I dont want to reset it I just want to see it Is it possible that way ? Windows 7 64 bit Hiren' boot cd 15.2 thx for ...
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Make and open linux directory with one commmand

Instead of doing: mkdir build cd build or: mv build build_2017_03_03 cd build_2017_03_03 What is one command that does both?
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How to create BitLocker protected DVD disks?

I am planning to copy my personal data on CD or DVD disks for archival reasons. But I don't want anyone who has the disk to access my data. So how can I create CD/DVD drives that are read-only and ...
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cd command not working. Cant change directory in windows 10 [duplicate]

I was using the cd command to switch my drive to E: which basically contains all my junk files which I use for experimentation but the problem was cd was not working. The command I used was cd E: ...
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I lost the CD to reformat my ASUS Notebook PC, can I use the set from another machine?

I have an ASUS Notebook PC, i5, 14 inches, X45OL and I need to reformat it. Unfortunately I can't find the CDs that goes along with the laptop that can be used to reformat my laptop. So, I have a ...
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Is this what optical media data-rot looks like?

First, the CD in question is not data related or “mission critical.” I simply scored a music CD at a thrift shop that was made in 1988; aka: 28 years ago as of this post. We all know optical media ...
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Bash cd to a directory by just entering its name

Is there a way to get bash to cd to a directory by default if I just enter the directory name? Right now what I get is: ~ bemmu$ some_directory/ -bash: some_directory/: is a directory What I want ...
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Change Directory (cd) shortcuts

This has to have a simple answer, but when I try search for "cd", all the search results relate to compact disc instead of the linux command. cd .. takes me to the parent of the current directory I'...
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Mac OSX Terminal ls, cd & ditto command return odd results

My MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) running OS X El Capitan has some weird thing going on with terminal and more specifically when I run the ls, cd or ditto commands. I have my disk ...
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What is the command to cd to a removable media (usb)?

I want to cd to USB without specifying it because it changes its letter on every other computer.
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How to prevent Linux live cd to access hard drive

My client wants to store and run their php program in a Linux server virtual machine. But they don't want somebody to access the files. I have created a virtual machine with Ubuntu server 16.04.1 ...
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My blu ray device can read but can't write blu-ray or DVD's

my blu ray device can read media but is unable to write to media. I still haven't tested it with CD's. I also have no Blu rays with any data on them to test it out. However it is capable of reading ...
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Windows 10: Account removed from Administrators group, how to recover?

Situation Windows 10 Pro, 64bit Removed letter assignment from CD drives, don't use them regularly By mistake (without thinking, that is) I removed my account from the Administators group Can't ...
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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 D:\test&...
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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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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 problem?
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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 fit ...
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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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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 <alt>...