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cp first ~/bin what is ~ symbols importance in this.

What would be the importance of ~ in this command.

cp first ~/bin

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Hi,

The ~ symbol represents your home directory... If your home directory is, for example /export/home/you, ~/bin is the same as /export/home/you/bin .
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