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Re: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot acces


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Permission denied
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 08:16:52 -0400

> *"You might be able to avoid the need for the getcwd call at startup by
> exporting PWD*"
> 
> Sorry,would you give us more details about how to avoid the "error" message

export PWD

Bash performs a check at startup in which it compares $PWD to `.' and skips
the call to getcwd if the two refer to the same device and inode.  File
permissions may still keep you from being able to stat $PWD, but it's worth
a shot.

Chet

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer

Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.tis.case.edu/~chet/




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