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pico Primer for Competitors - Shell Chapter - Got Shell? Section
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/`
@sj-on
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sj-on commented 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.

@Abusaddik
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"~" mean is a directory Parth that can take you back to your home list or director Parth that have used/open

@CyberSuy
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So "~" is the equivalent to home directory. Therefore, cd ~ should bring you back to the /home/Q0h313th/ directories?

@MalcolmAnderson
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Yes, the following 2 command produce the same result, bringing you to your home directory
cd
cd ~

@Srinivasgaraga
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~ it is called tildi it used as a shortcut form root/home directories

@arademm
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arademm commented Dec 29, 2022

~ is called a tilde.
It's equivalent to the home directory: /home/Q0h313th/

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