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Replace `~` with `$HOME` in guides, tutorials #418

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brainwane commented Dec 13, 2017

Be more explicit to help users who aren't as familiar with the tilde. Inspired by an experience @lgh2 had, figuring out where .pypirc files live:

<lghampton> I think it was the ~/.pypirc syntax that confused me, it wasn't clear to me that it referred to $HOME or something relative to the project path

I left out instances where the tilde was explicitly explained in the paragraph where it was used (source/tutorials/managing-dependencies.rst, and where the tilde appeared as part of sample terminal output).

I might be wrong in proposing this PR. I'm open to being told, for instance, that we need to use ~ for platform compatibility reasons, or for uniformity with other documentation. In that case I'd like for us to explicitly mention what it means, contextually, as in source/tutorials/managing-dependencies.rst:

this will typically print ~/.local (with ~ expanded to the absolute path to your home directory)

cc @jonparrott

brainwane added some commits Dec 13, 2017

Replace `~` with `$HOME` in guides, tutorials
Be more explicit to help users who aren't as familiar
with the tilde.

@theacodes theacodes merged commit 947abe0 into pypa:master Dec 13, 2017

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theacodes commented Dec 13, 2017

Thanks, @brainwane!

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@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ Afterwards, you should have the newest pip installed in your user site:
.. code-block:: bash
python3 -m pip --version
pip 9.0.1 from ~/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)
pip 9.0.1 from $HOME/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages (python 3.6)

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pradyunsg Dec 15, 2017


Isn't this output?

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theacodes Dec 15, 2017


Yeah but in both cases it's representative as pip actually outputs the whole path, e.g.:

pip 9.0.1 from /Users/jonwayne/.pyenv/versions/2.7.13/lib/python2.7/site-packages (python 2.7)
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