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

Earnie Boyd earnie_boyd@yahoo.com
Thu Aug 27 05:38:00 GMT 1998

---Eric Holter <eholter@newpointtech.com> wrote:
> hello,
> i found that since bash.exe spawns sh.exe when one shell script calls
> another, baffeling behavior results when sh.exe behaves differently
> 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
> //d/src' or something similar.

mv sh.exe ash.exe
cp bash.exe sh.exe

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

Well, this is what MSDOS would do, isn't it?  Although, I do consider
it a bug in the filesystem emulation.

Work around:

Do one or both:

mount -b d:/ /d
mount -b d:/src /src

-        \\||//

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