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




On 03/27/2017 08:27 AM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 08:38:08AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
On 2017-03-27 at 07:14, Richard Owlett wrote:

Please avoid trying to briefly explain.
Please refer me to a good web page.
I *KNOW* I'm missing something fundamental.
A web page will either have links to whatever my underlying problem is.
Or it will inherently use keywords for which I can search.
Thank you.

Can you explain what your question is?

. and ~ are sufficiently distinct that I'm not sure what the nature of
your confusion could be, so I'm not sure what to potentially link you
to.

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I was thinking the same. Essentially posted "I have a basic
misunderstanding. For God's sake don't help me! Instead I want to use
this list as a human search engine"


Not true.
I was not aware that search engines accepted non-alphanumeric strings as legitimate search terms. Previous experience had suggested otherwise.
Thank you, this old dog has learned a new trick.
P.S. Fourth hit of https://www.google.com/search?q=~/+tutorial was David's first link ;/


Takes all sorts I suppose...

Mark