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Re: cd // produces unexpected results


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: cd // produces unexpected results
Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:47:02 -0400

> By accident I keyed in :
> 
> cd //
> 
> and noticed that my prompt included both slashes.

Posix says shells have to leave two leading slashes in a pathname alone.
Three or more can be collapsed to one, but two have to stay unchanged.
This has come up multiple times in the past.

Chet

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