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pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:16 AM
What is the home directory in 8.10 server?

Tatty
December 16th, 2008, 10:39 AM
Sorry, I dont think I understand what you are asking. The home directory is always /home.

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Well, tried cd home and got no such directory.

guess I didn't type it rite

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:42 AM
tried cd /home/ then got user@host:/home$


Whats the $ after home mean?

Tatty
December 16th, 2008, 10:45 AM
The $ doesnt really mean anything, it is just always printed at the end of the command prompt. I guess its there to show you that thats where the prompt ends.

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Oh ok, guess I never noticed that before. Thanks alot for the help.

scorp123
December 16th, 2008, 10:46 AM
Well, tried cd home and got no such directory. Slash matters :lolflag:

"Home", "home" and "/home" are _NOT_ the same thing!!

scorp123
December 16th, 2008, 10:47 AM
Whats the $ after home mean? That's the shell prompt. It can be adjusted. Mine here shows " > " instead of "$"

Root's shell usually shows " # ".

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:48 AM
I also noticed when the $ is at the end I can not move cursor back guess I have to use cd again. Sorry I think I must be over tired lol

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:50 AM
That's the shell prompt. It can be adjusted. Mine here shows " > " instead of "$"

Root's shell usually shows " # ".

Thanks for the explination, but I am unsure what shell promp means.

Kobalt
December 16th, 2008, 10:51 AM
If you need help with command line : http://www.ss64.com/bash/

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 10:54 AM
If you need help with command line : http://www.ss64.com/bash/

I certainly do. Thank you for the linky

scorp123
December 16th, 2008, 11:12 AM
I am unsure what shell promp means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_(computing)

In computing, a shell is a piece of software that provides an interface for users. Typically, the term refers to an operating system shell which provides access to the services of a kernel. However, the term is also applied very loosely to applications and may include any software that is "built around" a particular component, such as web browsers and email clients that are "shells" for HTML rendering engines. The name 'shell' originates from shells being an outer layer of interface between the user and the innards of the operating system (the kernel).

Operating system shells generally fall into one of two categories: command line and graphical. Command line shells provide a command line interface (CLI) to the operating system ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_prompt

Command Prompt may stand for:

* Command line interpreter, a kind of text-based user interface


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_line_interpreter

A command-line interpreter (also command line shell, command language interpreter) is a computer program that reads lines of text entered by a user and interprets them in the context of a given operating system or programming language.

pshootr
December 16th, 2008, 11:15 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_(computing)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_prompt


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_line_interpreter

Thank you scorp for the detailed post.