I've saved it in My Home/Downloads (or so the File Manager tells me), but the terminal doesn't recognise this directory. Even with inverted commas. If I try auto-complete, it doesn't recognise My Home - it does seem to think there's a directory just called home, but the File Manager doesn't.tonieee wrote:Which directory have you saved it in?
The directory/filenames are case sensitive so make sure you've got the case correct.
Try putting quotes around the directory path - if it's got spaces in then unless you put quotes around it it'll take it as two separate parameters - e.g.:
sudo dpkg --force-all -i "/home/user/my directory/pdfedit_0.4.3-1_i386.deb"
Another thing you could try is using using auto-complete on the directory/file names. Type the first few characters of each directory and then press tab and the computer will fill in the rest - so for the example above type "/ho" and then tab, and then "us" and then "my" and tab and then "pdf" and then tab. Any special characters (e.g. spaces) will be preceded with a backslash so it'll look wrong but should be okay. That probably sounds more complicated than it is - it does make enterering file names a lot quicker.