B19.1/bash2.01.1: strange behaviour (NT)
Thu Sep 10 05:51:00 GMT 1998
---Chris Hemsing <Hemsing@atecom.com> wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> 1) My home is //Z/Myname; a simple cd takes me there. If I type cd ..,
> then pwd says //Z, BUT an ls shows me that I'm still in my home
> directory. Z is mapped on some share.
This is a emulation bug. Here is the `why' behind this bug. The //Z
is the cygwin replacement for DOS Z:. Under dos if you are at
Z:/Myname and type Z: you remain in Z:/Myname. This then is the
problem with the cygwin cd. Cygwin is stripping the path name
removing right most basename including the / and when it calls chdir
it will do the same as typing Z: under dos. The fix would be to leave
the right most /.
> 2) If I'm on //Z/Myname a cd /etc says : No such file or directory,
> BUT cd /;cd /etc works.
What does you mount table look like? I don't have that problem.
> 3) My historyfile is correctly ~/.bash_history; every time I leave
> the commands are correctly appended to .bash_history,
> BUT when starting a bash it does not know any hiostory command.
Don't have an answer for this. Maybe bashes readline library wasn't
set to load it.
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