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joel watson
joel watson
7,496 Points

Getting started with the console. Moving around the file system. Confused about home directories.

I would have thought the home directory would be this, '/home'. Instead it seems that the home directory is '/home/treehouse'. Why is the treehouse directory considered our home directory and not a directory inside of our home directory?

1 Answer

Robert Bojor
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

Hi Joel,

On a Linux based system you can have multiple users. All these users will have a folder inside the /home folder. You can look at /home as a hotel and every folder inside is a room, each room occupied by only one guest, a user in our case.

In your case, the user the console starts with is called "treehouse", hence the user's home folder is /home/treehouse.