shell-init: error retrieving current directory

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 22 14:12:00 GMT 2013

On Aug 22 21:48, nu774 wrote:
> Hi,
> It seems that getcwd() of bash continues the following approach
> until it reaches /.
> 1) readdir() on the parent directory.
> 2) for each dirent returned by readdir(), find the entry that
> matches the current dirctory (by comparing inode or something).
> 3) set parent dir as current, and continue from 1).
> When you call getcwd() not under / (that is, C:/cygwin64), say
> /c/foo/bar (here I assume C drive is mounted on /c), step 2) will
> fail when current is /c, since readdir() on / doesn't return c as a
> dirent.
> In short, getcwd() of bash doesn't work as expected in this
> situation, and if Cygwin's getcwd() implementation complies
> requirement by bash, HAVE_GETCWD should be enabled.
> As far as I can see, HAVE_GETCWD enabled bash.exe is working fine here.

Since our bash maintainer Eric is currently extremly busy, I took a stab
at it and created a new bash-4.1.11-2 64-bit package.  It picked up the
Cygwin getcwd and didn't have the reported problem in my quick test.

Please give it a try as soon as it hits your favorite mirror.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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