If I try to cd ˜/ it responds:
-bash: "cd: ˜/: No such file or directory"
I also don't seem to have a .bash_profile or .profile.
That's the wrong tilde character. You typed a "small tilde" (unicode U+02DC), when you want a plain ASCII tilde character (unicode U+007E). Compare the following commands:
cd ~ # plain tilde: this works
cd ˜ # small tilde: doesn't work, because there's no file named "˜"
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3 years ago