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Development Tools Console Foundations Getting Started with the Console Moving and Deleting Files

aniket roy barman5
aniket roy barman5
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A little Confusion!

treehouse ~ $ ls documents hello.txt how_to_go_home.txt treehouse ~ $ less documents documents is a directory treehouse ~ $ less hello.txt hello.txt : no such file or directory

when i give 'ls documents' it shows me the files in it, that is there are two files hello.txt and how_to_go_home.txt . But when i give less 'hello.txt' it shows no such file exist. WHY ?

2 Answers

I am assuming based off how you worded the question it is due to the file path... Just because you list the contents of a directory does not mean you are in that directory. You need to ensure you are in the correct branch of the tree before you attempt to manipulate/get the contents of a file or ensure you have the correct file path in the request.