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`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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How do I change directory to a path containing spaces in cmder on Windows 10?

I am working with both Docker Quickstart Terminal (Bash) and Cmder on Windows10. On Bash, to change directory to a path where some folder contains spaces, I usually do: cd "D:\my files\etc\etc&...
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autocd if and only if the path is a collection of `../`

I'm using zsh & I've aliased .. to cd ... I want zsh to cd to a path if and only if the typed out path is a repetition of .. or ../. The following should auto-cd: .. ../ ../../../../ ../../.. ...
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copying CD to mp3 onto HDD

I have successfully copied the content of a CD to my HDD from WMP menu. I needed to do it once again with the same disk, but WMP writes "Disk CD byl jiz zkopriovan" which means in the Czech ...
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Is it possible to use it as a laptop external CD player through USB or AV in AV out?

I have a Sylvania DVD/CD player that has a small screen, you can play movies, music from any CD/DVD and SD card/USB on it. Is there any way for me to connect it to a laptop, with the USB male to ...
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Is there a way I can use a Virtual Machine (alternately Windows itself) to use an .iso file as a writable medium?

I have a very specific need. I will have an exam in a couple months and I have absolutely no training in how to burn disks. I had a PC that could do this several years ago but that one's long gone, ...
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On testing compatibility of a new OS with laptop/computer using Live CD

Is testing compatibility of a (new/different) OS with one's computer best done using a Live CD? So, if after booting up from a Live CD, things check out as 'OK', is it fair to assume that a full ...
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Can you install OS to cd-rw / dvd-rw?

Cds and dvds can be used as installation media of different systems, but can cd or dvd be target of installation process? You can do that with pendrives or even sd cards (if your pc can boot from one) ...
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Good one-off throwaway medium/method for offline data delivery instead of CD/DVDs?

I need to deliver a few large-ish data archives (5-20 GB each) to other people in the nearby area, but my internet connection is painfully slow, especially the upload. It takes about 3-6 hours for ...
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How do you get bash to cd to your previous session directory on login?

I would like to on ssh login, change directory to my previous one. (I'm the only user on my machine).
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Window 8 cd . Product key prompt not appearing [closed]

I bought windows 8 cd . After that When I put in my laptop the screen come with select language and time after that . Window say the product key does not match but I haven't enter the product key the ...
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Redirect batch output to cd command

I have a batch file that outputs a path. How can I use the batch file in Windows cmd to change the current directory? What have I tried: F:\>cd my-path.bat The system cannot find the path specified....
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DVD drive ejects only from operating system, but not via the button

I've been working on old PC restoration and collecting for many years now, but for the first time I've encountered interesting case. I've acquired an old DVD-RW drive (LiteOn LH-20A1H, manufactured in ...
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CD past a folder with unknown name but with a fixed format

I want to CD past a folder with a variable but fixed syntax name. The syntax is number.number.number.number I tried to cd to *.*.*.* (I don't know how to format this) but that doesn't seem to work, is ...
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How to change into a directory with a space in its name

I have this directory in CS50 IDE called "cs50 web" and want to cd into it. Unfortunately, I can't seem to figure out how... ~/ $ cd cs50 web bash: cd: too many arguments ~/ $ cd cs50-web ...
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batch file: copy the contents of one file to another file in different directories

I want to create a batch file to combine the contents of two text files: c:\folder1\1.txt with c:\folder2\2.text and then, append it to another file c:\folder3\combine.txt Where the batch file (copy....
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External CD drive fail

How to get rid of a malfunction, caused by a external CD-R/RW drive. The drive worked pretty fine before. It’s the same error at different divces and 'Operating Systems'. Check the attachment at this ...
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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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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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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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Unable to cd into a folder

I'm try to CD into a folder but I keep getting the below error message. PS A:\> cd "A:\Test\[Folder]\Folder1" cd : Cannot find path 'A:\Test\[Folder]\Folder1' because it does not exist. ...
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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; ...