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Re: DIRSTACK[0] contains literal "~"

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: DIRSTACK[0] contains literal "~"
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:07:14 -0400
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On 7/12/18 7:38 PM, address@hidden wrote:

> Bash Version: 4.2
> Patch Level: 46
> Release Status: release
> Description:
>     I noticed some strange behavior in the DIRSTACK variable (used in 
> pushd/popd). 
>     `declare -p DIRSTACK`
>     shows the list of current directories on the stack, as expected. 
> address@hidden:1} show correctly expanded paths, i.e., “pushd ~/Jenkins” 
> will correctly store "/home/jeremy/jenkins"
>     However, ${DIRSTACK[0]} does NOT have this behavior, and will encode a 
> literal tilde, e.g., "~/jenkins"

Thanks for the report. This was fixed last October as the result of


and the fix is in bash-5.0-alpha.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    address@hidden    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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