pico Primer for Competitors - Shell Chapter - Got Shell? Section
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|Q.3: What does `~` mean?|
|A.3: The shell is parked in Q0h313th's home directory which can be accessed by `~` on the computer called `pico-2019-shell1`|
|Note: the full path for `~` can be expanded to `/home/Q0h313th/`|
Mar 6, 2022
is "~" the same as directory path ?
no. it is only for home/ path. directory path will differ, based on how "in-depth" you are in the folder hierarchical structure.
Mar 15, 2022
"~" mean is a directory Parth that can take you back to your home list or director Parth that have used/open
Oct 21, 2022
So "~" is the equivalent to home directory. Therefore, cd ~ should bring you back to the /home/Q0h313th/ directories?
Oct 21, 2022
Yes, the following 2 command produce the same result, bringing you to your home directory
Dec 17, 2022
~ it is called tildi it used as a shortcut form root/home directories
Dec 29, 2022
~ is called a tilde.
It's equivalent to the home directory: /home/Q0h313th/
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@DonatienNtezy you can consider that as a shortcut to "home" directory. No matter which directory you are in, instead of traversing full path front and back, you can just give ~ to come directly to /home/Q0h313th/ as the author syreal17 mentioned.