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Old 05-20-2004, 09:29 PM   #1
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Unhappy My instructions are for Linux, but I work in Win...what is the win equialent of (~)?

I'm trying to learn how to use 'R' for statistical computing...i'm in the first module and a string has the character ~, but it's mini and superscript? R is supposed to be run in UNiX, but i am in WIN 2000. is there a win equivalent to this symbol. i'm really stuck..thanks.
Old 05-21-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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If it occurs in a file path, it means where your home directory is. So if your username is joeuser, then ~/address.txt would expand to /home/joeuser/address.txt

In this case under Windows the closest equivalent would be C:\Documents and Settings\Joe User\

Other than that there's no special meaning in GNU/Linux to the '~' character.

Hope this helped
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There is a %homedir% that works like ~ (not sure if it's spelled right).


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