Fwd: SSH Confusion -- Question

Aaron Coats aaron at funambol.com
Fri Oct 26 03:02:45 CEST 2007

I also would ask users to read this:

How to ask questions the smart way.

Full of good info for anyone asking technical questions.


Jeff Andros wrote:
> On 10/25/07, *7150* <linux.1 at litenverden.com
> <mailto:linux.1 at litenverden.com>> wrote:
>     <snip>
>     My question is, what does the tilde mean in the filename: ~/.ssh/config
>     <snip>
> in most *nix'es, "~" refers to the current user's home directory, "~joe"
> refers to a user name "joe"'s home directory
> 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
> 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
> 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?
> -- 
> Jeff
> O|||||||O

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