directories

Asked by Tom on 2008-06-16

When I download files (i.e say a .bin from googleEarth) from the internet. It puts them in what looks like a "downloads" file/dir. How do I acces them through my home dir. "name@officedesktop"? Are they now under the desktop dir? Sorry but I am having a heck of a time with trying to get downloads like google earth or realplayer. Where is the downloaded files in my terminal?

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José Ernesto Dávila Pantoja
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2008-06-16
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2008-06-16

Tom, if you downloaded the file to your desktop, you can access there through you home directory. In your terminal it should be like this:

$ cd Desktop // Access to the desktop directory
$ ls -la // Show all the files and dirs. in desktop directory

if you know the exact name of the downloaded file, you can try to find it asking 'whereis' the file :) In your terminal type this:

$ whereis googleEarth.bin

for example

Good luck!!!

Tom (jhallfolkart) said : #2

Got it! Thanks a bunch!

Thomas