~ [option] path name

The ~ [option] path name represents the home directory of the specified user.

The tilde (~) can be used as a shortcut to certain directories.

For example, ~jane refers to the home directory of the user jane. The entry, ~uucp or ~ (tilde alone) refers to the BNU public directory on the remote system. The full path name for the BNU public directory is /var/spool/uucppublic.

Note: This use of the tilde should not be confused with the other use of the tilde in BNU. The tilde is also used to preface commands for execution on a local system when logged in to a remote system when using the cu command.