Does anyone know the origin of using "~" to represent the user's home directory?
This has been a question I've been wanting to ask. Recently, it came to my attention that I've known that "~" represents the user's home directory in BASH for many years, but I haven't a clue why.
I've done a little google-ing too and couldn't come up with anything either.
Any uber-geeks out there have an answer?