On 11/18/15 2:44 PM, John Wiersba wrote:
> Why does bash clear OLDPWD when a child script is started?
Because a new shell does not have a `previous working directory'. It's
supposed to be set by cd, and if you haven't executed cd, you don't have
It seems reasonable to inherit OLDPWD if it names a directory, in the same
way that the shell inherits PWD if it names the current directory, so we'll
try that for the next bash version.
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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU address@hidden http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/