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Mike Zhu
Mike Zhu
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SSH is not a directory

Actually, I generate an SSH key and after typing the "ls -la", it can shows the list of the files like below: total 64 drwxr-xr-x+ 27 Mike staff 918 Jun 19 00:53 . drwxr-xr-x 5 root admin 170 May 22 12:12 .. -r-------- 1 Mike staff 9 May 19 20:18 .CFUserTextEncoding -rw-r--r--@ 1 Mike staff 14340 Jun 19 00:33 .DS_Store drwx------ 39 Mike staff 1326 Jun 17 17:23 .Trash drwxr-xr-x 12 Mike staff 408 Jun 11 23:28 .android -rw------- 1 Mike staff 1975 Jun 19 00:55 .bash_history drwxr-xr-x 3 Mike staff 102 Jun 8 12:38 .composer drwxr-xr-x 4 Mike staff 136 May 29 16:25 .gem drwxr-xr-x 4 Mike staff 136 Jun 11 22:49 .gradle -rw------- 1 Mike staff 1675 Jun 19 00:53 .ssh -rw-r--r-- 1 Mike staff 396 Jun 19 00:53 .ssh.pub drwxr-xr-x 6 Mike staff 204 Jun 3 17:51 .subversion drwxr-xr-x 9 Mike staff 306 Jun 18 23:54 .vagrant.d drwxr-xr-x 3 Mike staff 102 Jun 11 22:49 AndroidStudioProjects drwxr-xr-x 2 Mike staff 68 May 20 17:51 Applications drwx------+ 20 Mike staff 680 Jun 12 23:19 Desktop drwx------+ 17 Mike staff 578 Jun 8 17:00 Documents drwx------+ 198 Mike staff 6732 Jun 18 23:45 Downloads drwxr-xr-x 15 Mike staff 510 Jun 19 00:19 Homestead drwx------@ 59 Mike staff 2006 Jun 18 23:44 Library drwx------+ 3 Mike staff 102 May 19 17:36 Movies drwx------+ 4 Mike staff 136 May 19 22:54 Music drwx------+ 5 Mike staff 170 May 28 01:00 Pictures drwxr-xr-x+ 6 Mike staff 204 May 28 01:20 Public -rw-r--r-- 1 Mike staff 0 Jun 8 12:38 composer.phar drwxr-xr-x 58 Mike staff 1972 Jun 11 14:18 xcode-themes

The only difference between the video is the ssh is "-rw-------", and I don't really know what it means.

But after I type "cd .ssh" it shows: MikesdeMacBook-Pro:~ Mike$ cd .ssh -bash: cd: .ssh: Not a directory

Besides, the "homestead.yam" writes like this: authorize: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

keys: - ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Instead of ~/Users/.ssh in the video. I am not sure whether it is normal or not.

I really not sure why it shows "-bash: cd: .ssh: Not a directory" and I am not sure what step I went wrong.

1 Answer

Hey man!

cd stands for 'change directory'. If you try and navigate into something that isn't a directory, you get this error. For example, say you have a folder that contains your wonderful holiday photos. You could 'cd' into that folder, but you couldn't 'cd' into an image (because it's an image not a folder).

The .ssh file is essentially a text file, so you could read it with:

sudo nano .ssh

Nano is a command line text editor (you may also have herd of vim or vi - nothing to worry about). P.s. if you try nano, it's not clear how to exit. To exit nano do ctrl + x. If you wish to save your changes press 'Y' (for yes) and 'N' (for no).

Hope this helps explain your problem - if you have questions about what comes next, ask away! :)