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Posted on 2000-01-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
when i use

find   ~    -name  '*core*'  -print

i was told

find: cannot open ~: No such file or directory

sometimes it success

it depends on superuser or general user?

where can i get help about '~' ?
Question by:Phoebe
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dgrimes earned 150 total points
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The ~ character in some shells is a symbol the system interprets as the home directory of the user logged in. It is supported in ksh and csh but not in sh.

Another use of the ~ character in some editors changes the case of a character.

And again, in the cu utilities the ~ character is used as command to transmit user interactive commands.

To get more info try:

man ksh
man vi
man cu

Hope this helps.

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