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Re: cd // && pwd shows "//"


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: cd // && pwd shows "//"
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 08:48:52 -0400

> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.05
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       cd // && pwd yields "//".  This is weird because cd /// && pwd
>       shows simply "/".  *shrug*  I know this is minor, but it could
>       be indicative of another problem.
> 
> Repeat-By:
>       cd // && pwd

POSIX.2 says two leading slashes in a pathname are to be left alone.

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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