Configure --prefix with "~"

nginx 1.3.15, ubuntu 12.04, bash:

$ ./configure --prefix=~/tools/webserver/install …
$ make && make install

–> a dir named ‘~’ is created within current dir, but ~ should be
interpreted as $HOME instead, right?

Thanks to the protection from gvfs, rm -rf ~ did not cause a disaster
(it
should be rm -rf \~)

Posted at Nginx Forum:
http://forum.nginx.org/read.php?2,238270,238270#msg-238270

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:47:24PM -0400, mengqy wrote:

nginx 1.3.15, ubuntu 12.04, bash:

$ ./configure --prefix=~/tools/webserver/install …
$ make && make install

–> a dir named ‘~’ is created within current dir, but ~ should be
interpreted as $HOME instead, right?

Thanks to the protection from gvfs, rm -rf ~ did not cause a disaster (it
should be rm -rf \~)

`~’ is interpreted by your shell. Normally shell interprets it
as “tilde prefix” only at the beginning of a word.