Basic question I know but this is early days for me in Linux and I really want to make sure I understand this before moving on (adding git to my shared host).
From what I understand you are giving the directions to bash on where to find a folder so if you need to write to it (like install a program) you can? Bash being the environment used to work in (eg cygwin \ gitbash?).
Explain it like Im five. Thanks.