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## [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62865] 'path' should return drive letter, not

 From: Philip Nienhuis Subject: [Octave-bug-tracker] [bug #62865] 'path' should return drive letter, not UNC path when 'addpath' was called with drive letter Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2022 14:37:16 -0400 (EDT)

Follow-up Comment #4, bug #62865 (project octave):

debug> help ismember

'\\<server>.cmpany.local\FULL\$\path\to\some\subdir'

CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory.

UNC paths are not supported.  Defaulting to Windows directory.

'ismember' is a function from the file
C:\Programs\Octave\Octave-8.0.0_20220807H\mingw64\share\octave\8.0.0\m\set\ismember.m

No idea if this can be harmful (not in this example, I got the help text). But
it makes me wonder what happens if one wants to invoke some function living in
a network drive in the path where the CMD processor is invoked behind the
scenes - unsure is that is a real-life viable scenario.

Whether the UNC path is the Real Thing or not, on Windows equivalent drive
letter paths seem to be more reliable in some cases.

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