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Re: $(pwd) != $(/bin/pwd)

From: Jan Schampera
Subject: Re: $(pwd) != $(/bin/pwd)
Date: Sun, 03 Jan 2010 20:02:17 +0100
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Leonid Evdokimov schrieb:

> This problem may be fixed if bash does not optimise number of getcwd() calls,
> but I'm not sure if the bug is really a _bug_, but not a sort of strange
> feature.

Depends what 'bar' is above, assuming it's a (sym-)link or a bind here:
IMHO this is not a bug. There simply is no "one and only absolute path".

There's also a nice paper about it from the Plan 9 guys from Bell Labs.


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