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Re: completion inconsistencies involving symlinks

From: nu6ohq602
Subject: Re: completion inconsistencies involving symlinks
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2006 06:25:24 -0500 (CDT)

The shell's concept of a logical view of the file system (the default, as specified by POSIX) is maintained by `cd' and communicated to other processes via $PWD. Other processes may or may not choose to use that information. There are environments where support for $PWD is pervasive.

Ah, that makes sense. I suppose it's too much trouble to try to get coreutils to use logical paths, but I'll take a stab at a bug report there.

I assume my original bug is still open, though? One solution would be to be able to specify logical vs physical pathnames in programmable completion.


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