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Re: bug when 'cd ..' to a directory who's parent has been deleted


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: bug when 'cd ..' to a directory who's parent has been deleted
Date: Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:59:09 +0100
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Chet Ramey <address@hidden> writes:

> `cd ..' should fail, since the parent no longer exists, and the pathname
> canonicalization should fail, since there's presumably no longer a valid
> path to reach the current directory.  No value for $PWD is correct.

${PWD%/*} would be a reasonable value.  FWIW, this is what ksh uses in
this case, it doesn't fail.

Andreas.

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