cd accepting paths with trailing dots that don't exist (bash and tcsh)

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Dec 10 07:50:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 09:47:10AM -0000, Steve Fairbairn wrote:
> I've just come across some very strange (to me at least) results with the cd
> command in both bash and tcsh under cygwin (1.3.17-1).  I have cut and paste
> from my shell as I feel it would be easier for you to read it yourself.
> I don't have any aliases set.  The output is all from bash, but tcsh seemed
> to do exactly the same thing.
> I apologise if this is correct functionality, but the suse box I tried this
> on complained bitterly at the lack of blah... etc existing.

Define "correct functionality".

Honestly, it's a Windows thingy.  Windows allows any number of trailing
dots for a path or file name.  Go figure!


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