Is it possible to remap ~/ to //?

I want to be able to do something like cat //something.txt and have it be running cat ~/something.txt

Or if this isn't possible, mapping ~ to something easier to type like perhaps just `



In your ~/.inputrc, add:

$if Bash

"`": "~/"


Binding // is possible, but it can cause some confusion, since the first / wouldn't be shown on screen until the entire binding was entered.

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  • Also, // already has a defined meaning: It's equivalent to /, which you really don't want to override. – l0b0 May 14 '12 at 15:13

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