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


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: bug when 'cd ..' to a directory who's parent has been deleted
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:48:08 -0500
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On 2/8/16 11:34 AM, Linda Walsh wrote:

>> Why would that be more reasonable than anything else?  It references a
>> path that doesn't exist.
>>
>>   
> Um...Not exactly.  As long as there's a handle open to the previous path,
> it still exists (at least on linux and unix).

The actual filesystem objects still exist, but the named references to them
(pathnames) do not.

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