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What is a home-relative pathname?

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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 named 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, pathname ~trixie/movies refers to a file named movies in the home directory of the user whose account name is trixie.

See also: What is a pathname?
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