On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 08:32:56PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:

>     cd ~     -- change directory to your accounts home directory

I'm going to expand on this one a little, because it's helpful. To cd to
your home directory (your own little "corner of the file system", where
all your personal files go), run 'cd' (without the quotes...) with no

The ~ character is expanded by the shell to mean "path to my home
directory". So, typing 'cd ~' would also take me to my home dir. Also,
'cd ~/music' would take me to the music directory in my home directory,
if I've got one. 

Recall that 'pwd' prints the current working directory:
An example:

# pwd
# ls
Maildir         public_html     storage
# cd /usr/local
# pwd
# cd ~/storage
# pwd
# ls
# cd
# pwd
# ls
Maildir         public_html     storage

(where '#' is my prompt)


Julian "Mac" Mason                          [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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