On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:53:15PM -0500, Dale R. Worley wrote: > John McWilliam <jsmcwill...@gmail.com> 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.
Yes, this use of ~ is a Unix-ism. You can find some more information at <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_directory#Unix>. /M -- Magnus Therning OpenPGP: 0xAB4DFBA4 email: mag...@therning.org jabber: mag...@therning.org twitter: magthe http://therning.org/magnus There's a big difference between making something easy to use and making it productive. -- Adam Bosworth -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
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