~ [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.
~jane refers to the home directory of the
jane. The entry,
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.