api – The specified data directory does not exist – but it exists …

Someone has already had a similar problem where the directory exists but bitcoin-cli does not recognize it? Maybe it is related to the configuration of the folder as a symbolic link to my external hard drive?

Thank you!

-Mac-mini: ~ $ bitcoin-cli -regtest generates 1
Error reading configuration file: The specified data directory "/ Users / --- / Library / Application  Support / Bitcoin" does not exist.
-Mac-mini: ~ $ cd / Users / --- / Library / Application  Support / Bitcoin
-Mac-mini: Bitcoin $ ls
banlist.dat bitcoind.pid chainstate db.log peers.dat
bitcoin.conf blocks the database debug.log wallet.dat