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Home directory location

Overview

A home directory, cited very often in our knowledgebase, is the location in which all files for a particular user are stored. A home directory is located in /home and named after the user. For example, if your username is “steve“, then a home directory for steve is /home/steve. If a user is named example, then the home directory for example is /home/example, and so forth.

This location is static and may not be changed per-user without renaming the user under User > Manage Users within the control panel.

Tilde (~) notation

When referring to directories, a special notation, tilde (~) is used to refer to your home directory. For example, as the user steve, ~/mydir/ refers to /home/steve/mydir.

Updated on July 8, 2019

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