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Re: bug with Cygwin - "ls .." within a link (directory)

Robert Body wrote:
Here is a bug with cygwin: "r" is a link to "/cygdrive/c/robertbody" and when I go into the link named "r" and I do "ls .." it is incorrect, and inconsistent with "cd ..; ls",
because in fact Cygwin is mishandling the link...... inconsistently with any linux/unix

You're going to have to get allot more specific about how what you've
demonstrated below doesn't match with your expectations and/or Linux/Unix.
FWIW, I followed a similar set of steps on Linux and found I got very
similar results to what you report below.  Of course, since you don't
provide listings of "/cygdrive/c/robertbody" or "/home/Owner", it's hard
for me to make more substantive comparisons.  As always, the devil is in
the details so don't leave them out!

On another note,
I reported a bug with "type ahead" while running a script (within a script within a script), and nobody wrote that they will take action, or to confirm it, so i wrote to Corinna directly, because it doesn't look like all the bug reports are properly addressed.

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