Re: When specifying path to file - confused about ./ and ~/
- Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:53:20 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: When specifying path to file - confused about ./ and ~/
On 03/27/2017 07:25 AM, David wrote:
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._
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.
Thank you, the first reference was the key.
I also is a useful illustration of why my original post said:
Please avoid trying to briefly explain.
Please refer me to a good web page.
The author of that page made only *3* assumptions:
1. that the reader was interested.
2. that the reader's literacy level was adequate.
3. that the author knew he knew *nothing* about the reader's
It wasn't so much the author's descriptions, but his use of a
progressive series of illustrative examples.