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

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

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ghost commented Dec 29, 2022

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

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