cd command doesn't work

David Feustel
Sat Jan 27 15:49:00 GMT 2001

Just for the record, I've been using the MKS version of ksh since 1982
on dos, windows, os2, sunos,  nt4, windows 2000, and (although not recently)
even ATT ksh. I have almost no experience with csh, bash and not much
with sh. I've even got FreeBSD running on a VMWare virtual machine now.
But I am completely new to Cygwin and it will probably take me a while to
get used to the Windows-induced ideosyncracies in that package.
Please bear with me and I may be able to contribute something useful in a
little while.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2001 6:16 PM
Subject: Re: cd command doesn't work

> On Sun, Jan 28, 2001 at 12:02:12AM +0100, Fabrice Gautier wrote:
> >On Sat, 27 Jan 2001 16:11:41 EST
> >Brian Keener <> wrote:
> >
> >> David Feustel wrote:
> >> > OK. Are any of  cd f:budne or cd f:/budne incorrect in ksh?
> >>
> >> Still not getting it huh,  F: is a windows type syntax - you are using
a Unix
> >> like environment with ksh and therefore need Unix like syntax.  Try:
> >
> >Well the odd thing is that "cd c:" works quite well with bash. As well
> >as "cd C:". cd "c:WINNT" or "cd c:/WINNT" do what you can expect. But
> >the same commands in DOS don't do the same thing...
> Wow.  I hope you can find some kind of Microsoft support mailing list to
> report this serious oversight.
> >Don't habe ksh do test though... how comes that it is a bash
> >functionnality and not a Cygwin?
> Probably because Cygwin hates ksh.  I actually heard it muttering the
> other day about this, I think ("Stupid ksh.  I'll show it.  Won't
> understand MS-DOS cd commands.  Heh, heh, heh.").  I think that it has
> something to do with the fact that David Korn is the chief developer for
> U/WIN.  That's the only theory that I can come up with since Cygwin is
> usually pretty objective about its functionality, being a computer
> program and all.
> cgf
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