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Re: When specifying path to file - confused about ./ and ~/




On 27 March 2017 at 22:39, Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 03/27/2017 01:14 PM, Richard Owlett wrote:
>  *Please avoid trying to briefly explain.*
>  *_Please refer me to a good web page._

http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/unix1.html
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/unix2.html

Sections 1.4, 1.6 part 2, and 2.1 demonstrate use of '.' and '~' to
represent directory names.

To the best of my knowledge, '.' is intrinsic to the filesystem
design, whereas expansion of '~' is handled by your shell.
I hope someone else here will correct or elaborate that statement if necessary.