I've tried the commands in a couple of different locations. First in my home directory, then in /bin, then in the root directory. Nothing is working.
To invoke the command I'm simply typing the name of the command. As an example, I want a command that will immediately jump me to the /bin directory.
I type in
The nano text editor comes up. I type in
I save the file.
Once out of the editor I type
To invoke the script I type
I get the equivalent of a carriage return, just like if I had hit the "Enter" key, with no command.
If the command wasn't recognized as a command, I should get:
"-bash: bin: command not found"
I don't get that. I simply get a duplicate of my bash prompt. No error, no changing of the directory.
I haven't modified the basic Occidentalis install except for an apt-get update when I first set it up.