[OT] Does "~" always point to $HOME?
freebsd at celestial.com
Thu Jan 25 19:46:54 UTC 2007
On Thu, Jan 25, 2007, youshi10 at u.washington.edu wrote:
> I'm revising some documentation that has examples of running Unix
> commands and I want to make sure that my steps are correct, such that I
> can substitute the tilde character ('~') for $HOME. The only issue I
> can see with this is an improper configuration with sudo (ran into some
> problems with $HOME in the past using sudo on Gentoo), but I'm pretty
> sure that sudo's setup on the machine cluster properly.
That's true on most relatively modern shells, but not on pure
Bourne Shell, /bin/sh.
As for ``sudo'', ``sudo -'' invokes the login environment while a
plain ``sudo'' doesn't.
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