Command not found

Asked by Virgil Jones on 2007-02-19

I am trying to use termianl for the first time after installing Ubuntu and when I type foo@bar~$ ls as instructed on page 142 of the "The Official ubuntu Book and hit enter I receive back "foo@bar~$: command not found. Assuming that the letter before s is l as in letter. A one in the same position get the same results. Thanks for any help.

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Leandro Gómez
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2007-02-19
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Best Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #1

Hello Virgil!

The command you are going to type is:

ls

"foo@bar~$" is the command prompt... in your case it may be:

user_name@computer_name~$

being "user_name" your user name
and "computer_name" the name of your folder.

"~" indicates that you are in your home folder.

So just type ls in the terminal. Good luck!

Leo

Leandro Gómez (leogg) said : #2

Sorry.... typo:

and "computer_name" is the name of your *computer*

Virgil Jones (virgiljones38) said : #3

this solved the problem. I knew the problem was me, but I was trying to follow the documentation to the letter. Thanks