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Re: ca - New bash command proposal


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: ca - New bash command proposal
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 17:44:29 +0100
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Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:

> On Thursday 12 February 2009 04:58:09 Andreas Schwab wrote:
>> Mike Frysinger <address@hidden> writes:
>> > On Wednesday 11 February 2009 23:38:10 Rolf Brudeseth wrote:
>> >> I would like to propose a new command for bash:
>> >>
>> >> ca [path]
>> >>
>> >> It returns the canonical path based on the current working directory and
>> >> entered path.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> If the current working directory has been traversed through a symbolic
>> >> link, then listing a higher level path using dotdot's do not always show
>> >> I am looking for. Below is a trivial example:
>> >
>> > what's wrong with:
>> > ca() { cd "$(readlink -f -- "$@")"; }
>>
>> ca() { (cd "$@" && pwd -P); }
>
> yes, that would be correct ... i thought he wanted to change to the canonical 
> path, not look it up

If you want to change to the canonical path just use cd -P.

Andreas.

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