Your Home Directory

Your Home Directory

When you start a shell session, it opens in your home directory.

Why home?

It keeps your stuff segregated from other peoples’.

It gives you a separate programming (scripting) space for your own work.

It lets you set your own preferences for everything you use: web browsers, text editors, terminals/shells, etc.

It gives you a place to share your web pages.



Take a look from the inside out: Leave the GUI

Edit the file /etc/inittab:

gedit /etc/inittab

Find the line:


and change the number from 5 to 3.

Save and exit the file.


Log in again

Log out, then log back in again as root: