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Re: cd's Extraneous Arguments.


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: cd's Extraneous Arguments.
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:21:06 -0400
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On 4/15/16 8:22 AM, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> 4.3.42(1)-release
> 
> `cd foo bar xyzzy' changes directory to foo, complaining if it doesn't
> exist.  It doesn't complain about the unwanted extra arguments.  This
> can cause problems;  `cd *04' ends up in 2015-04, not 2016-04.

If you want this behavior, you can build bash with CD_COMPLAINS defined
(adding it to CFLAGS is the easiest way).

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