Learning the Terminal in Jaguar, Part 1
Subject:   cd/private/etc does not work
Date:   2008-05-14 08:52:38
From:   chris_stone
Response to: cd/private/etc does not work

First, this article is quite old and only applies to Jaguar. So, if you are using Jaguar, your issue is a simple mistyping:

You want to enter the command (cd), a space, and then the path, thus:

cd /private/etc

and not

cd/ private/etc.

If you aren't using Jaguar, however, then you really should be looking at this series of articles instead:

Hope that helps,