LKBEN10957: Howto find the home drive of a user under Linux

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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG


You have a certain user and are not shure about its homedrive


Some users are never used to logon


With the command echo ~<userid> you can show the homedrive of every user. e.g.

echo ~www-data

delivers /var/www on a debian system

echo ~root

delivers /root

echo ~wpeeters

delivers /home/wpeeters


About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.


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