Terminal.. how do you access a firewire hd using it?

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  1. Archmagination macrumors regular

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    I have a problem with accessing my firewire hd directory using Terminal.. I can't do it. The program I am trying to use has to be started by using Terminal and I need access to certain files on my firewire hd.(I dont want to spend hours rearranging my setup to get those files on my regular hd)

    Terminal starts up in the /(username) directory as normal, but I can't get it to access my firewire hd... tried all sorts of things, but no dice. I even tried creating an alias for my firewire hd under /(username/(firewire hd alias) but that didn't work either. Can anyone help?
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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    Try 'cd /Volumes'. An 'ls' should give you a list of all mounted volumes, including your external firewire drives.
     
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

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  5. outerspaceapple macrumors regular

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    also, if your volume has a space in its name you need to issue an "ignore character" symbol before the space. aka, if my HD is named "Fire External" i'd access it by doing "cd /Volumes/Fire\ External/" (without quotes) in the terminal.

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