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

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Archmagination, Jun 9, 2005.

  1. Archmagination macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2004
    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


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    Try 'cd /Volumes'. An 'ls' should give you a list of all mounted volumes, including your external firewire drives.
  3. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

    Mar 5, 2005
  4. Archmagination thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2004
  5. outerspaceapple macrumors regular


    May 23, 2004
    Minnetonka, MN USA
    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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