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Re: hello... the bash tokenizer


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: hello... the bash tokenizer
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:46:53 -0400

> I just noticed that "cd ////some///other/red//planet" works. Is this 
> because of the way the argument is tokenized? Or (and) is there some 
> deeper, more useful reason?

That's how the Unix file system works.  Multiple consecutive slashes
have always been treated as a single slash, with the occasional
exception of a leading `//'. 

Chet

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