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Discussion in 'macOS' started by Silas1066, May 31, 2010.
what does the ~ symbol denote?
~ is you home directory as in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU.
~ can be used in Terminal to quickly switch to your home directory.
I think ~/Library is Mac HD/user/Library while just /Library/ is Mac HD/Library
It can also be used in Finder, such as in the "Go To Folder" function among other places it is recognized.
Yup. the ~ symbol just represents your user directory (/Users/youruser/).
FYI, the other terminal prefix to commands you're likely to see is ./somedirectoy/ The period (.) in front simply means whatever directory you are currently in (super handy for when you're 6 directories deep and you don't want to spell out the whole thing).