link resolution in directory

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Sun Apr 15 22:17:00 GMT 2007

teggy p v wrote:
> Hi there,
> Is there a way to have a link (pointing to a directory) resolved to the
> target directory when changing directory to that link ?
> Here is what I am trying to achieve:
> $ ln /cygdrive/c/downloads
> $ cd downloads
> $ pwd
> /cygdrive/c/home/teggy/downloads
> $ 
> When running the last 'pwd' command, rather than having
> /cygdrive/c/home/teggy/downloads (which the current directory appended with
> downloads) I would rather like to have /cygdrive/c/downloads ...


I assume you meant "ln -s /cygdrive/c/downloads" above.

The answer to your question is to use '/bin/pwd'.

This is not a Cygwin-specific issue so further discussion of it is really
off-topic for this list.  If you have further inquiries that you'd like to
make on this or other non-Cygwin issues, please find a forum dedicated to
your topic.

Larry Hall                    
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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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