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There's No Place Like $HOME

There's No Place Like $HOME

Yeah, I know. It's a pretty cheesy pun, but I like it.

Because you've just had a chance to play with a few directory commands, I'd like to take a moment and talk about a very special directory. Every user on your system has a home directory. That directory can be referenced with the $HOME environment variable. To get back to your home directory at any time, simply type cd $HOME; then no matter where you were, there you are. Actually, you only need type cd, press <Enter>, and you are home. The $HOME is implied.


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