/usr/local/bin

Hi,

I am following the hivelogic article to compile ruby on snow leopard.
http://hivelogic.com/articles/compiling-ruby-rubygems-and-rails-on-snow-leopard/

It says to set the path of the terminal to:
export PATH="/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/mysql/bin:
$PATH"

Until this part is fine. The problem is that when I continue creating
the folder:
mkdir ~/src

it creates the folder in my personal folder instead of /usr/local/bin

What I am doing wrong?

Until this part is fine. The problem is that when I continue creating
the folder:
mkdir ~/src

it creates the folder in my personal folder instead of /usr/local/bin

The ~ character represents your home directory, so that's exactly
what you're asking for.

What I am doing wrong?

Why do you think there's something wrong?