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Re: hello... the bash tokenizer

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: hello... the bash tokenizer
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 2003 13:16:51 -0400
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Daniel Moore <address@hidden> wrote:
> I just noticed that "cd ////some///other/red//planet" works. Is this
> because of the way the argument is tokenized? Or (and) is there some
> deeper, more useful reason?

////some///other/red//planet is a single word (for the same reason
that /some/other/red/planet is a single word: "/" is not a

So bash calls chdir("////some///other/red//planet") at the C level.
The kernel doesn't care about redundant slashes, so this has the same
effect as chdir("/some/other/red/planet").


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