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HOME Environment Variable

What happens when you type this command?

$ echo $HOME

The HOME variable is an environment variable that displays the path of the home directory ~. You can specify and change the HOME variable if needed, but in most cases this is not necessary.

Here, by typing echo $HOME, the terminal displays the path /home/ccuser as output.



Let’s see the value of $HOME currently.

In the command line, type:

echo $HOME

This returns the value of the HOME variable.

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