linux – tilde expansion in environment variable – Education Career Blog

In my .sh file, I have this, cp $file $SOME_PATH, while $SOME_PATH is exported as export SOME_PATH="~/path/to/path/". But when I ran this .sh file, I got error message saying like no such “~/path/to/path/” exists.
I replaced ~ as $HOME, then the error was gone.
So what’s up here with the tilde?

Thanks in advance.




if you path have spaces, quote it

SOME_PATH=~/"path with spaces"


Remove the quotation marks on your export:

export SOME_PATH=~/path/to/path/

Leave a Comment