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how do i control what directory i am in on the computer i am working on so that i can send a file in a directory to my computer.  i really don't know how to control anything on my computer while in a shell session.  i am trying dos commands, but i know i am way off!?!?
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by:ahoffmann
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pwd
echo $cwd
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huh?
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what's wrong?
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i am using telnet and i get into a shell session and i don't know how to manipulate my own hard drive
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by:r5e5d5
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i doubt you know windows, but maybe that doesn't matter.
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i doubt you know windows, but maybe that doesn't matter.
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i read your info and you sound like a unix-aholic.  i am just writing more just to recheck if you're there
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Did my answer not work? have you tried?

what has your hard drive to do with the directory?
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i am trying to send files over the internet
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or post a page on my isp's servers
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ok, I'm UNIX-aholic but I know to handle any kind of Windows too, even those from M$ ;-))

So I asume you're telneting from M$ Windows to your ISP's server which seems to run UNIX (see topic of this question).
If you want to send files over the internet, telnet is a bad solution (it can be done if the remote site is UNIX:), better use ftp instead.
To post a page on your ISP's server, you must ask your ISP how to do it, usually you just send them via ftp or with you your browser's "post" capability.

So you have to `ftp' to your ISP, `cd' to the desired directory and then `put' your files there.

If this in's suffisant, please tell us what's missing.
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i try to send files using ftp like i'll say put index.html but it can't becuase it can't find that file on my computer so how do i show the ftp program where the file is on my computer?
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i know this is possible i just don't remember how
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To change local directory (the one on your hard disk) within an FTP client, the command is "lcd <directory>"  To change the directory on the remote server, "cd directory".  If you start ftp from the directory in which you have a file, you should be able to put that file to a remote server without changing directory.  If not, you can probably do a "!pwd" from inside the ftp client to find out where you are on your local hard disk and move around from there.
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