Tim Heaney wrote:
> Joel VanderWerf <vjoel / PATH.Berkeley.EDU> writes:
> 
> 
>>Does anyone know why this happens?
>>
>>$ irb
>>irb(main):001:0> Dir.chdir '~'
>>=> 0
>>irb(main):002:0> Dir.chdir '~'
>>Errno::ENOENT: No such file or directory - ~
>>         from (irb):2:in `chdir'
>>         from (irb):2
>>$ ruby -v
>>ruby 1.8.1 (2003-12-25) [i686-linux]
> 
> 
> You must be starting out in a directory with a ~ subdirectory that
> does not itself have a ~ subdirectory. Thus the first time you change
> to directory ~ it succeeds, but the second time it fails.

Yep, that was it. Thanks!