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I get back a error from terminal when i write : ls -a command

command ls -a does not not work for me, can somebody tell me why?

  • ls -a
  • ~~
  • CategoryInfo : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-ChildItem], ParameterBindingException
  • FullyQualifiedErrorId : AmbiguousParameter,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.GetChildItemCommand

many thanks

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi Olivia,

Where are you typing the 'ls' command ? Windows (cmd) or Mac (terminal)


2 Answers

Shay Paustovsky
Shay Paustovsky
969 Points

Hi Olivia,

Unfortunately CMD does not support the -ls- command, you will need to install "Git for Windows" or use the workspaces provided on the treehouse website.

Most of the commands for VCS courses here in Treehouse are UNIX-OS based hence it won't work on windows.

Hopefully I've helped


hi Shay, it is Windows (cmd)