I am not being able to change directory in terminal and I don't understand why.

This is what I get:

Annes-MBP:~ anne$ /Applications 
-bash: /Applications: is a directory
Annes-MBP:~ anne$ cd/Applications 
-bash: cd/Applications: No such file or directory
Anness-MBP:~ anne$ 

1 Answer 1


cd is the command, /Applications its parameter, and you need so separate commands and parameters by a space character. So in your case it's

cd /Applications

or, if you want to go back to your user's home folder

cd ~

or simply

  • Thank you for your prompt response. I had canceled the space myself thinking it was a typo.
    – Emy
    Commented Nov 12, 2019 at 18:20

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