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[Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #41275] cd should display current directory in

From: Mike Miller
Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #41275] cd should display current directory instead of changin to user home
Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:13:20 +0000
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Update of bug #41275 (project octave):

                Severity:              3 - Normal => 2 - Minor              
                  Status:                    None => Postponed              
                 Release:                   3.8.0 => dev                    
        Operating System:       Microsoft Windows => Any                    


Follow-up Comment #1:

This is an intentional difference with Matlab, see "help cd", it is quite
clear about the difference in compatibility for this command.

See also this recent maintainer discussion about the issue:

The consensus for now seems to be to keep the current incompatible behavior.
If you want to be compatible between Matlab and Octave try to use the pwd

If cd is ever made to be compatible, there will not be a configuration option,
it will just adopt the inconvenient Matlab behavior.

Marking as postponed since this will probably require some discussion and will
not happen in a 3.8.x release. Feel free to comment further with compelling
reasons to adopt this compatibility rather than preferring the POSIX standard


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