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Dec
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comment What is the history behind the ~ in subdomains/university hosting for studuents?
As providing domain name for everyone is not possible or out of scope. They provide the user with their home folder with web accessible address like this.
Dec
12
comment What is the history behind the ~ in subdomains/university hosting for studuents?
Its just *nix thing not really a matter for University. In unix ~ is a shorthand for home directory. ~username means the home folder for that user.