I'm nowhere near that impressive, unfortunately.
Once upon a time, I was trying to build some package (I forget which)
from its source distribution. It was an GNU-y Autoconf kind of thing.
I didn't want to install it globally at that point, just in my home
directory. So I said
$ ./configure --prefix=~
$ make install
So far, so good. Now try to run the thing.
bash: foo: command not found
Oh. Where's it gone?
That's annoying. Bad shell. It's failed to expand `~', and just put
everything in a directory called `~' in my build tree. Bugger. I don't
want it there.
$ rm -rf ~
I wonder why it's taking so lo... ^C^C^C^C