Go directly to home directory

The linux shell can be extremely powerful for people that have experience using its plethora of commands. Many tasks can be completed much quicker than using a GUI. Each user that logs into the linux shell has a home directory. To traverse to the home directory we use the following command:

cd ~

Very easy and very simple. The key to using the linux shell is to practice. After a while a lot of the commands will become natural, just like pressing the keys on a keyboard.