B19.1: bug using 'cd' in sh.exe

Eric Holter eholter@newpointtech.com
Wed Aug 26 06:26:00 GMT 1998


hello,
i found that since bash.exe spawns sh.exe when one shell script calls
another, baffeling behavior results when sh.exe behaves differently from
bash.exe.  in one case, i found that bash.exe can handle doing 'cd
d:/src' but sh.exe cannot handle this syntax.  instead, you must do 'cd
//d/src' or something similar.

futhermore, if you are currently in a directory like '//d/src', and you
try typing 'cd //d' from the bash.exe command prompt, you find that you
didn't really change directories at all after the 'cd' command.
astoundingly, doing 'pwd' says '//d', but doing an 'ls' reveals that you
are actually still in '//d/src'.

thanks,
  eric holter
  newpoint technologies inc.

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