$home - Users `home' directory location
$home contains the pathname of the users home directory. The file naming convention utilizes tilde ('~') to identify the users home directory ($HOME). When entering a file name:
~/xxx -> $home/xxx ~yyy/xxx -> $home/../yyy/xxx
On most systems this is automatically set to the environment variable "HOME" if it is defined. On systems (i.e. Microsoft Windows or MS-DOS) where there may be no home defined then the system user directory is used by default. The value may be explicitly redefined by the user in the start-up file to be a different location. If $home is re-defined then ensure that a trailing directory separator is included at the end of the pathname.
'~' may be used in pathname definitions in the macro files, files but must be specified as '~', it is perhaps better to use $home.
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