Nova: How Do I Return To My Home Directory

Nova: How Do Return To My Home Directory?

There are times when a user needs to ensure they are located in their home directory of their nova account. The following steps can be performed to verify their current location and move to their home directory:

Step 1

There are times when a user must be located in their account home directory when typing commands. Examples of tasks that must be performed in your home directory are:

When you initially log into your nova account you are placed in your account's home directory

  • To configure your nova account for hosting a website – this includes creating a www directory, setting the proper permission levels on the home directory and www directory.
  • Setting up a forward file to automatically forward any email that comes into the accounts email address to another address the user owns
Step 2

As you move around within the directories of your account, you can type the pwd command at the nova1> prompt to display the "present working directory". This will show you the current directory path of where you are located.

nova1> pwd

If you type the pwd command while located in the www directory of your account, you would see something similar to:

/class/cm325x/50/www

In this example, this would be the path to the www directory for a student assigned the cm325x50 class account

Step 3

You can move directly to your account home directory from any location you may be in by typing the cd command at the nova prompt:

nova1> cd

Step 4

You can verify that you are now located in your home directory by retyping the pwd command. If you're in your home directory you would see something similar to the image to the right.

nova1> pwd

Your results will include /class followed by the account you have been assigned for your class.