Today I learned a shorter way to navigate to my home directory while in a Bash terminal. According to this page, when the
cd command doesn’t receive any parameters it defaults to
$HOME. How convenient is that?! In fact, there are four ways to get to your home directory:
# These are equivalent cd # Defaults to $HOME cd ~ # Current user's home dir cd ~$USER # Given user's home dir cd /home/$USER/ # Full path
Up until this time I have been using
cd ~ exclusively, but now I can switch to
cd and knock off two whole characters!