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Re: "which" command does not expand "~" in path (base-files update needed)
At 05:43 AM 29/09/2004, Brian Ford wrote:
> export PATH=~/bin:$PATH
How 'bout using a temp, or just plain $HOME as suggested before?
Good question, I'd like to know what was wrong with my (first ever
cygwin) patch! ;-)
Seriously though, is there any advantage to using ~ over $HOME? the bash
man page states that ~ maps to $HOME anyway:
"If this login name is the null string, the tilde is replaced with the
value of the shell parameter HOME. If HOME is unset, the home directory
of the user executing the shell
is substituted instead. Other-wise, the tilde-prefix is replaced with
the home directory associated with the specified login name."
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