Commit 6185de1c authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii

(Directory Names) <abbreviate-file-name>: Document that root home

directories are not replaced with "~".
parent 11be40a6
2009-10-07 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* files.texi (Directory Names) <abbreviate-file-name>: Document
that root home directories are not replaced with "~".
2009-10-06 Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>
* text.texi (Special Properties): Document the meaning of the
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......@@ -1957,9 +1957,13 @@ function:
@defun abbreviate-file-name filename
@anchor{Definition of abbreviate-file-name}
This function applies abbreviations from @code{directory-abbrev-alist}
to its argument, and substitutes @samp{~} for the user's home
directory. You can use it for directory names and for file names,
because it recognizes abbreviations even as part of the name.
to its argument, and also substitutes @samp{~} for the user's home
directory if the argument names a file in the home directory or one of
its subdirectories. (If the home directory is a root directory, it is
not replaced with @samp{~}, because this does not make the result
shorter on many systems.) You can use it for directory names and for
file names, because it recognizes abbreviations even as part of the
name.
@end defun
@node File Name Expansion
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