Ubuntu – Why can’t I cd into any subdirectories of the home folder?

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I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 in a terminal window. When I am in my home user directory like /home/jeg#, I cannot cd into any directories below this. For example, if I enter cd downloads, or cd /home/jeg/downloads, I get the message No such file or directory. But when I do a ls command it shows me all the directories and files below /home/jeg. I can go into any other directory, so why is this a special case?

Best Answer

Ubuntu is case sensitive (files and directories named with capital letters are different from those named in lowercase)

try cd Downloads

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