Quickly Switch To Home Directory Using Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

When using the Terminal frequently, it becomes a regular chore to visit one’s home directory for various tasks and typing cd /home/username everytime is plain boring.

Here are a couple of time saving shortcuts to quickly go to your own home directory (/home/username folder in Linux Mint) :

1. From whatever the current directory you are in, type cd ~ (~ is the tilde key)

2. Or simply type cd ~<username>, this is useful when navigating to anyone’s home directory too.

(If you want to get a quick primer on how to go about using various commands of Linux Mint Terminal, we have a very cool free e-book just for that. Here is the related post on that.)