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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With a Gigabyte motherboard where I have flashed the BIOS, if I reset the CMOS will it also reset the BIOS to default?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-DH3 motherboard. In March 2020 I flashed the BIOS in order to make it compatible with a Windforce graphics card. This caused Windows 7 to think my computer was new and it ...
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Lost CD/DVD drive

I had just finished copying and burning a CD in my Roxio program on my laptop running Windows 10 and my CD/DVD drive completely disappeared and it doesn't even show in the devise manager. I had ...
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How to insert Guest Additions CD image when receiving the below error message?

When I try to insert Guest Additions CD image I get the following in a dialog box: unable to insert the virtual optical disk C:/Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxGuestAdditions.iso It’s followed by “...
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Error Using “cd /Desktop , ~cd /Desktop” Commands in Ubuntu Console

I downloaded Ubuntu from Windows Store. I made necessary adjustments but I can't use "cd" and "~cd"commands to reach my desktop it gives error.It says"No such file or directory". How can I fix this?
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Newbie trying to use sources

I am trying to have a simple file which changes the directory where the user currently is. If I run the file using . ./Genesis then the source files works fine. But I want to just use ./Genesis and ...
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Can I use a DVD-R to burn a regular audio CD?

I want to burn a regular audio disk (similar to the pre-recorded audio disks) that can be played in any player, not just a computer, using a DVD-R. Would this work? And, if so, is it safe to assume ...
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Windows 10 “does not see” a file on CD burned on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 16.06: I burn a data file to a regular CD by Basero Disc burner. I can see and copy the file if I insert the CD in Win-7, but in Win-10 the CD is empty!
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Simulate slow burn progress

I'm working on a "Burn Service" feature for a bigger application and find myself needing to burn a lot for testing. Problem is, mounting drives results in lightning fast burning and that's bad for ...
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Converting IDE optical drives to SATA with an adapter - not recognised in BIOS or OS

My wife's 10 year old desktop computer failed some months ago, which necessitated the purchase of a more modern motherboard. The original motherboard had both IDE and SATA ports and the computer has ...
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Run “cd” command as superuser in Linux

Is there a way to run the cd command with superuser privileges to gain access to directories that are owned by root? When I run sudo cd <path>, I get sudo: cd: command not found.
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Not able to change directory in powershell

cd C:\Users\Rupesh Kumar\Documents There is a space between "Rupesh Kumar" which doesn't allow me to change the directory but it is working in CMD. Set-Location : A positional parameter cannot be ...
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Running `whatis cd` always returns “nothing appropriate” on Ubuntu 18.04

I was just playing around with the whatis command. For some reason, whenever I run whatis cd, I get cd: nothing appropriate. What does this mean? Why is this? It seems there is no man entry for cd ...
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On Git Bash, I get an error `cat: /dev/fd/63: No such file or directory` whenever I run the cd command

I've been trying to find out by this problem is happening, I'm using Windows 10 and this error occurs on Git Bash. Whenever I run the cd command to change the directory, I get the following error: ...
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How do I tell if a CD disc was burned 3 days ago or 3 months ago by physical inspection? [duplicate]

Is there a way to tell when a disk has been burned by inspecting the disc for its physical features?
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Why does `cd /../` not return an error in bash? [duplicate]

In bash (or, I'm assuming, any linux shell), I would expect cd /../ to return an error. I interpret that to be asking for the parent of the root of the directory tree. Since it's the root of the ...
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How do I mount an ISO and remount using the same mount point to a different ISO in Windows 10?

It helps to give my problem some context. I want to install some software on a laptop that doesn't have a CD drive. The installation media composes of 4 CDs installed in series. What I did was ...
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Why is my udev rule called twice?

I am working on CentOS 7. I wrote a udev rule in order to start a service each time a cd is inserted. The udev rule is the following : KERNEL=="sr1", SUBSYSTEM=="block", ACTION=="change", ENV{...
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Basic bash if statement with hg fails

I'm running Cygwin. I came across the following snippet of Bash code from the FFmpeg Wiki's guide to compiling FFmpeg: cd /ffmpeg_sources && if cd x265 2> /dev/null; then hg pull &&...
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Windows %CD% variable with “&” in foldername in batch file

I noticed that the variable %cd% and most of it's variants doesn't support "&" characters as a result only haf of the patch will be visible. An example: echo %CD% gives: D:\Documents\1# Data\...
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Windows - CD to the most likely folder

Is there a possible way to run cd (i.e navigate) to a given folder without mentioning its full name? For instance, given the following structure: - lorem - ipsum - delor Is there any option to ...
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Add %CD% to PATH in command.com - note that cmd.exe fix does not work

Goal: Issue a simple command to add the current directory to the PATH statement. Rather than type in every agonizing stroke, I would rather call a batch file, say xpath (where xpath.bat sits in an ...
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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 DVDs Windows 10

I have a problem with my DVD ROM drive. It won't read my CDs using Windows 10. When I insert a CD, it sounds as if it reads it but sticks in the middle. When I press my DVD ROM disk into my computer, ...
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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 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'...