get $home in ubuntu
$HOME is an environment variable that contains the location of your home directory, usually /home/$USER. The $ tells us its a variable. So assuming your user is called DevRobot the .desktop files are placed in /home/DevRobot/Desktop/. If you want to know where $HOME points to, you can run the following in a terminal. [[email protected] ~]$ echo "$HOME" /home/ajefferiss You can use it to move around the filesystem, for example cd $HOME but generally you wont see that because you can use ~/ to represent the current users home directory. Or just run cd by itself to move to the home directory.