CD into directory with space character(s) in its name

CD command does not work if there is a space in the folder name.

Say we have a folder with name “folder with space in name” as below:

folder with space in name

And we try to CD into this folder as below… it just fails

root@kali:~/Desktop# ls
Links.txt PWK-DS folder with space in name mount-shared-folders.sh pwdump startup.sh
root@kali:~/Desktop# cd folder with space in name
bash: cd: too many arguments
root@kali:~/Desktop#

And the trick is to add quotes around it as below

root@kali:~/Desktop# cd "folder with space in name"
root@kali:~/Desktop/folder with space in name#

Tttrrrrrrrikkkkyyyy…. 🙂

 

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