Issues Installing Macports

Rainer Müller raimue at
Fri Sep 23 08:31:53 PDT 2011

On 09/23/2011 07:29 AM, Dominik Reichardt wrote:
> I could be wrong but that setup sounds as if it is the SSD + hd iMac
> setup. If it is more and more people will eventually show up with
> that. I wonder why the full path to the home directory is being used
> and not the short way of ~ (though I'm sure there is a good reason
> why ;)).

~ is only a special character in your shell and it is expanded before 
being passed to the actual command. This is just an abbreviation for the 
$HOME variable in the shell and not recognized by system calls.


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