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The Unix Shell: Summary of Basic Commands: Change “path” to “directoryname”, and Spelling error. #513

Claudia-Lange opened this Issue Feb 11, 2017 · 2 comments


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Claudia-Lange commented Feb 11, 2017

Some descriptions under “Navigating Files and Directories” and “Working with Files and Directories” are confusing. For explaining cd, ls, mkdir and rm it might be better to use “directoryname” or “filename” instead of “path”. A note can be made to say that the current working directory can be replaced by a “path” to a different directory or file.
Change “heirarchy” to “hierarchy”.


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jttkim commented Feb 12, 2017

I'm not sure about this -- "path" and "directory name" are not synonyms. As an example, ../nelle/data is a path comprised of the directory names .., nelle and data. So "path" and "directory name" coincide only when using simple relative paths to a direct subdirectory of the current working directory.

Perhaps it's worthwhile explaining this, e.g. in a callout box?


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Claudia-Lange commented Feb 12, 2017

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