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Re: latest cygwin does not track pwd?

Hi. Chris,

I found the latest inetutils-1.3.2-7 has the same behaviour.

$ ftp localhost
ftp> pwd
550 Invalid argument.

inetutils-1.3.2/ftpd/ftpd.c also relys on this bug.

$ grep getpwd ftpd.c
        path = getcwd (0, 0);
                char *cwd = getcwd (0, 0);
        char *path = getcwd (0, 0);

The ftpd should be fixed, I think.

Takashi Nishigaya

> The problem is that it looks like perl is calling getcwd like this:
> getcwd (NULL, 0);
> and cygwin is returning a NULL, as is mandated by both the Single Unix
> Specification and the linux man page.  1.1.4 allowed zero length length
> arguments but that was a bug that I fixed in 1.1.5.
> I had no idea that people were relying on the bug.
> I'm not sure what to do about this.  I am loathe to accomodate a bug
> like this but I don't want to force a new perl release or endure to the
> next two years of "I cygwined my perl 1.1.[5-9] and it am broke" messages
> either.
> cgf
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