rootdir

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Thu Mar 16 09:13:00 GMT 2000

```On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 05:49:17PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 16, 2000 at 02:42:26PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >- Calling num_entries() only on non remote drives.
>>
>> Hmm.  I wonder if this should be configurable somehow.
>
>I agree, but I would do it later in a context, where we
>make some more stuff configurable.
>
>> >There's an error in `rootdir()' function. Not in each case
>> >it's called with a full path as parameter, a relative path is
>> >possible, too.
>>
>> This is not an error in the rootdir() function.  It's an error
>> in whatever is calling the rootdir function.  I looked through
>> the source and did not see a situation where it was being called
>> with a relative path.  Can you show me where that is happening?
>
>I've seen this first, when I added the debug output to the end
>of path_conv::path_conv(). I was really surprised because I was
>sure that all paths are absolute at this point. For testing
>purposes simply try `ls -l foo' with foo in your cwd. The resulting
>path of path_conv::path_conv is "foo" instead of "cwd\foo".

When I debug this function, full_path contains a fully specified path,
as it should.  The default behavior of path_conv is to return a relative
path but it does have the full path available to it internally.

cgf
```