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Old 12-20-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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what is mean by "~/" in front of a command line?

Dear all,

I read from somewhere that says, type:

~ /clamav/bin/freshclam

at the command terminal. I just want to know what is mean by "~ /" ?
is it indicating a path or something?

Thanks in advance,
Old 12-20-2004, 02:01 AM   #2
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~/clamav/bin/freshclam == /home/user/clamav/bin/freshclam

Old 12-20-2004, 02:04 AM   #3
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thanks friend,
Old 12-20-2004, 03:39 AM   #4
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~ is expanded by the shell to be the value of the HOME environment variable, which should be set to a directory that is read/write/executable by the current user.
Old 12-20-2004, 07:59 AM   #5
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It is simply your home directory. Here's a tip: If you are not sure what something refers to, try "echo x", where "x" is the thing you're unsure of.


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