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Where is "Home"?
I'm still having trouble conceptualizing where exactly the Home directory is. Is it a directory you would be able to see in Windows Explorer?
on Unix/Linux, open a terminal and type
Windows, open a command-prompt and type
after that, it will display the home directory.
I see, thanks!
When I enter echo %USERPROFILE% into my Windows command shell, I get C:\Users\Christine Chang. I assume "Christine Chang" is the home (root) directory.
I'm just still trying to understand where that is relative to the directories I'm familiar with (Computer, Documents/Music/Pictures, Desktop...). Would Desktop or Libraries be the next directory down from Home?
Brandon Semilla4,858 Points
The directory represented by the $HOME variable is the root directory of the terminal you are accessing (usually relative to the current user).
Note that the Unix-like computer you use in the course is in no way related to your Windows machine.