John McWilliam <> writes:
> 1. I am a total beginner here and am constantly seeing referals to 
> "~/FileName" This is obviously shorthand for something but what? Is it the 
> location of the Git program directory or perhaps my working tree. How can I 
> define this?

This is "shorthand" for the path of your home directory.  The important
part of this is that your shell (the program that reads and executes the
commands you write) automatically replaces "~" with the path of your
home directory; the git programs only see the actual path name.


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