For example:


In this case, I couldn't find a "~service" folder or file in the server but the url does work, which is very weird.

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    That's your home directory – John Conde Apr 27 '16 at 15:27

If your web server is running Linux, and you have root access, you can find the folder using the following command:

sudo find / -type d -name '~service'

If the command returns no results, then the ~ in the URL is most likely referring to the home directory, and service is most likely referring to a user in the system. You can find this folder here:


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