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Old 02-21-2002

Wherever you are exploring files in the UNIX structure you can jusy type "cd". This will take you to your home directory.
Hope that helps.

# 2  
Old 02-21-2002
Question Shortcut to home directory?


I was wondering if there is a special shortcut or alias in UNIX that refers to my home directory. Say for instance i'm deep within many levels of a subdirectory and want to copy my files to my home directory, how could I do that easily without specifying the entire path to my home dir?

Thanks for your help...
# 3  
Old 02-21-2002
Some shells allow ~crazytrain to work. And there should be an environment variable called HOME.

cp file $HOME
# 4  
Old 02-21-2002
perfect.. thanks a lot... Smilie
# 5  
Old 02-22-2002
Also, the above ~ trick can work like this:

cd ~/

For example:
cp whatever ~/doc/whatever-dir/there/
would put it in /home/crazytrain/doc/whatever-dir/there/

Whereas :
cp whatever ~doc/whatever-dir/there/
would try to put "whatever" in /home/doc/whatever-dir/there/
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