I've been using various linux distributions for quite some time now and become accustomed to using the "~" key to indicate "home" when typing in paths.
Today, working in Windows 7, I found myself doing the same thing in the "File Name" field of a "File Open" dialog. I realized that I could substitute %HOMEPATH%, but this seems too long for repeated use. It's certainly fine for scripting though (IMO).
Is there an equivalent to "~" in Windows? If not, is there a way to implement "~" as the %HOMEPATH% variable? I tried creating a System variable with "~" and the OS hasn't given me any trouble with this (as far as I can tell), but it doesn't seem to work.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!