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Re: Bash stating it is in a directory which does not exist


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Bash stating it is in a directory which does not exist
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2013 10:34:58 +0100
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Nikolas Kallis <address@hidden> writes:

> I have found a bug in Bash:
>
> /opt/foobar$
> /opt/foobar$ rmdir ../foobar/
> /opt/foobar$
>
> With the above, one can see I deleted the directory 'foobar/' from within
> the directory itself. What one can also see is that after I deleted the
> directory, I was still in it according to Bash.

Which is true.  The directory still exists, it just doesn't have a name
any more (and you cannot add any files to it any more).  This is similar
to removing the last name of a file that is still held open by some
process.

Andreas.

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