<span class="gmail_quote"></span>On 10/25/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">7150</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">email@example.com
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<snip><span class="q"><br><br>My question is, what does the tilde mean in the filename: ~/.ssh/config<br><br></span><snip></blockquote></div><br>in most *nix'es, "~" refers to the current user's home directory, "~joe" refers to a user name "joe"'s home directory
<br><br>normally ~/.<something> refers to a user configuration directory (for instance, if you use pidgin, you have a ~/.purple directory where the settings for that application are kept so in this case ~/.ssh refers to the settings directory for your ssh client, and ~/.ssh/config refers to the config file therein
<br><br>if you're curious to find out where that is located, use "cd ~" if you don't have your prompt set to show you the directory you're in, you can use "pwd" to see<br><br>on a related note, since we're probably going to have a lot of people coming in to this that are new to linux, does anyone know where there's a nice intro to shell commands tutorial we can reference?
<br clear="all"><span class="sg"><br>-- <br>Jeff<br>O|||||||O