# Reference file relative to the home directory

How can I refer to a file (e.g. in \includegraphics{}) that lives in my home directory (I am on linux)?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}

\begin{document}
not working: $\sim$/foo.png
%%\includegraphics{~/foo.png}

not working either: \$HOME/foo.png %%\includegraphics{$HOME/foo.png}
\end{document}

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\includegraphics{foo} would work if your home directory is in your TEXINPUTS path, or \includegraphics{\string~/foo} should work on most systems. –  David Carlisle Feb 11 '13 at 21:57
@DavidCarlisle Tanks for \string~. That does work indeed. –  Andreas Feb 11 '13 at 22:08

\includegraphics{foo} would work if your home directory is in your TEXINPUTS path, or \includegraphics{\string~/foo} should work on most systems.