cd or Change Directory

Daft Punk is playing in the Music directory. Aramis the gnu and Adelie the penguin help Leela the file join the party with the change directory command.

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    >>ROOT: Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.

    >>CHILD: Daft Punk is playing in the Music directory. May I have permission to go?

    >>PARENT: You may change directories as soon as you organize your Desktop.

    >>CHILD: But I’ve waited 7 years and 15 days. All the other files are going.

    >>PARENT: Your desktop is a pigsty.

    >>CHILD: You don’t understand me. It’s my desktop and I like it that way!

    >>PARENT: Don’t you take that tone with me.

    >>PARENT: Oh what am I to do? Sob. Sob.

    >>ROOT: Today we find our heroes embroiled in controversy…

    >>ARAMIS: It’s pronounced GNU-slash-Linux.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: I’m not asking you to call it ‘Stallmanix’.

    >>KERNEL: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: We’re in the middle of an argument here.

    >>KERNEL: [Angrily Squawking]

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: Holy butter F-S! To the Nautilus!

    >>PARENT: Sob sob sob.

    >>ADELIE: [Inquisitive squawking]

    >>PARENT: My CHILD is [BEEP].

    >>ARAMIS: I’m sorry, what did you say?

    >>PARENT: I said, my child is being difficult.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>PARENT: Please!

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>CHILD: Hey! I was listening to that! Superusers! What are you doing here?

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>CHILD: There’s every file for miles in the Music directory. My parent won’t let me go until I organize my Desktop.

    >>ARAMIS: It can’t be that bad. Let’s take a look.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ADELIE & ARAMIS: This Desktop is a trash heap!

    >>CHILD: I like it this way.

    >>ARAMIS: I’ll show you the ropes, kid. With great power comes great responsibility. If you want Read, Write and Execute privileges you need to demonstrate that you are mature enough to be root. Now, let’s get this place cleaned up.

    >>CHILD: Okay.

    >>ARAMIS: You just deleted everything!

    >>CHILD: Whatever… Can we go now?

    >>CHILD: I’m sorry I was difficult. My Desktop is clean. May I run now?

    >>PARENT: Yes, you may. Thank you Superusers!

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: Let’s go home.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: I’m sorry we were arguing. If you like pyjamas.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: I’ll wear pyjamas…

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: For we know we need each other so…

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ARAMIS: Let’s call the whole thing off.

    >>ROOT: Aw, that was sweet. Don’t miss our next tender episode, pwd, or prize winning Doberman.

    >>ADELIE: [Squawk]

    >>ROOT: Sorry. Print working directory!

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Master the commands and structure of the fastest-growing computer operating system, Linux. Join super friends Adelie the penguin and Aramis the gnu on surreal adventures saving files in the file tree. Learn the essential commands you need to take greater control of your computer including help, cd, pwd, ls, mkdir, rmdir, cp, mv, rm, cat, and man.

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