5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2011 7:06 PM by mel61108
mel61108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have instructions to uninstal a program using terminal commands...but it won't let me get to the directory were the uninstall program is:

 

cd /Library/Application Support/SecurID

 

It won't let me go to Application Support folder even though when I list files in the Library directory, it shows up?


Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
  • mel61108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My question might not be clear....trying to get to Application Support folder using terminal and it won't let me.

     

    Macintosh-3:Library Melissa$ ls

     

    Acrobat User Data          Favorites                    Printers

    Address Book Plug-Ins          FontCollections                    PubSub

    Application Support Fonts                              Receipts

    Assistants                    Icons                              Recent Servers

    Audio                              Input Methods                    Safari

    Autosave Information          Internet Plug-Ins          Saved Searches

    Caches                              Keyboard Layouts          Screen Savers

    Calendars                    Keychains                    Sounds

    ColorPickers                    LaunchAgents                    Spelling

    ColorSync                    Logs                              Voices

    Colors                              Mail                              iMovie

    Compositions                    Mail Downloads                    iTunes

    Cookies                              PreferencePanes

    Documentation                    Preferences

    Macintosh-3:Library Melissa$ cd Application Support

    -bash: cd: Application: No such file or directory

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (46,535 points)

    Try using the freeware AppDelete @ http://reggie.ashworth.googlepages.com/appdelete

     

    AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application. Now you will no longer have to hunt through your system to find these items and delete them manually. Or worse, just let them sit on your Mac forever even though the application is long gone!

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (119,115 points)

    I found AppZapper worked better for me...

     

    http://www.appzapper.com/

  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (46,120 points)

    My question might not be clear....trying to get to Application Support folder using terminal and it won't let me.

     

    That's because 'Application Support' contains a space in its name, and the shell treats spaces as argument delimiters - in other words it thinks you're asking to 'cd Applications', which is doomed to failure.

     

    The solution is simple - either quote the file/directory name if it includes spaces (or other certain characters);

     

    $ cd "Application Support"

     

    or escape the troublesome character with a backslash - this tells the shell to treat the next character literally rather than as a delimiter:

     

    $ cd Application\ Support
  • mel61108 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks...I thought is was the space but had no idea how to get around that!!  Thanks again!