Re: [PATCH] config: Expand ~ to $HOME

Subject: Re: [PATCH] config: Expand ~ to $HOME

Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 09:22:46 +0100

To: Bijan Chokoufe Nejad, Tomi Ollila


From: David Edmondson

On Mon, May 09 2016, Bijan Chokoufe Nejad wrote:

>> ~user is ~ in case you're 'user' -- except that now that I think of it
>> ~user could read home directory from /etc/passwd and not using $HOME.
>> If you're 'eve', then ~alice should definitely be different than ~
> OK I see. I never used ~user instead of ~ and don't see any advantage in using
> ~user but good to know it's there.

A solution that supports ~ but not ~user seems incomplete.