I un-tar-ed a file and it had a directory called "~something".
Without thinking I typed "cd ~" and hit tab to have bash complete the name. Instead of getting the "~something" result I expected I got a whole list of things starting with "~". Some of them are a little disconcerting. Things like: ~pulse ~sys/ ~daemon/ ~kernoops/ ~mysql/ ~root/ ~syslog ~libuuid/ ~rtkit/ ~usbmux
I deleted the tar directories and tried from another directory with the same results.
I did I a find on a couple of these starting from / down and found nothing but I am confused where and why Bash came up with this list and wondering if perhaps I have been rooted.
Thanks for any insight.