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Re: symlink weirdness

From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: symlink weirdness
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2004 21:47:55 -0400
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In article <>, (Roger Dahl) wrote:

> Not really... If you're in ~/bin/ and you need to go to ~/, 'cd ..'
> will get you there regardless if ~/bin/ is actually a symlink to
> somewhere else in the filesystem.

That depends on the shell and the options you've set.  Some shells track 
the name you used to get to a directory, and perform their own 
interpretation of ".." using that.  Others (or these shells when this 
feature is turned off) just follow the ".." links in the filesystem.

Barry Margolin,
Arlington, MA
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