Find Your Way $HOME In Bash

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!