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[bug #31360] cannot handle path expansion correctly

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: [bug #31360] cannot handle path expansion correctly
Date: Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:15:51 +0000
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Update of bug #31360 (project make):

                  Status:                    None => Not A Bug              
             Open/Closed:                    Open => Closed                 


Follow-up Comment #1:

This is not a Linux issue or a make issue.  The POSIX standard, and every UNIX
system I'm aware of, requires that the root directory (like all other
directories) have a ".." entry and that "/../." is identical to "/.".  On
every UNIX-based system that has ever existed if you "cd /" then "cd .." this
does not fail, you're still in the root directory.

Similarly, running "cat /../../../foo" will cat out the file "/foo", not

Unless I'm misunderstanding your report, make is simply behaving like every
other UNIX/POSIX utility and this is the correct behavior.


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