What is a home-relative pathname?
If you are using
csh as your
shell, there is a third method for forming pathnames to
refer to files in other directories.
The tilde character (~) can be used to refer to your home directory,
that is, the current working directory where you start after logging
in. For example, the pathname
~/orchid refers to a file
orchid in your home directory.
You can refer to files in the home directories of other users by
using a tilde followed by their account name. For example,
~trixie/movies refers to a file named
movies in the home directory of the user whose
account name is
John Shipman, email@example.com
Last updated: 1995/12/04 19:39:34 UT