cd COMMAND DOES NOT DRILL DOWNL IN TERMINAL

GREETINGS FROM AN EMBARRASSED NEWBIE,WHILE I CAN DRILL DOWN FROM HOME -> AZ -> DOWNLOADS  USING THE FILESYSTEM AND ALSO WITH  GNOME COMMANDER FROM äs@linux:~, IN THE TERMINAL I CANNOT DRILL FURTHER THAN HOMEI AM A NEWBIE TO UBUNTU, PERHAPS I HAVE BEEN ATTACKED BY SO MANY YEARS WITH THE BIG BAD BLUE OS.  IN ANY CASE, I KNOW THAT THE cd COMMAND SHOULD ALLOW ME TO DRILL DOWN THROUGH THE FOLDER LAYERS.  COMMAND PWD GIVES ME    /HOME/AZWHERE OH WHERE DID I GO WRONG.ANY HELP WOULD BE MOST APPRECIATED.ARIEH ZIMMERMAN

What exactly are you typing

What exactly are you typing in.  Simply doing 'cd' will do nothing.  You must say where to go.  If you wish to go to your downloads directory in your home:cd ~/downloadsif running '$PWD' gives you your home then you could simply do:cd downloads or if you want you can do:cd   then press tab 2x to get available directories or:cd d and hthen tab to autofil your downloads in hte command if that is the only directory starting with 'd'.Does this help?p.s.  All caps is hard on the eyes.

To go down one layer use

To go down one layer use cd ..  (cd space two dots)

cd command

Well, after all, it was partiallly my own damn fault; I did not have the appropriate privilages ,and, blindly, I did not capitalize the initial D in Downloads.In any case, thanks for your help.arieh

cd <path>

I think this is what you're wanting to know. For example, if you wanted to change to a directory named "downloads" in your home directory, then you would type "cd /home/az/downloads" or "cd ~/downloads". If you're currently in your home folder, which would be the case if the "pwd" command returns "/home/az", then you could simply type "cd downloads" and it will move you into /home/az/downloads.

Typing the "cd" command without an argument (i.e. just "cd" alone) will move you from your current folder into your home folder, unless you're already there, in which case it does nothing. Typing "cd .." moves you up (not down) within your current path, so you might use it in your "downloads" folder to go back home (i.e. from /home/az/downloads to /home/az).

cd command

My mistake was embarrasingly simple...I should have capitalized the D in /Dowloads.In any case, thanks for your time and help.arish