Different symlink resolution in native console vs. terminal

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Wed Mar 10 22:51:58 GMT 2021

Greetings, All!

Win 7 Pro fully upgraded.

Running `pwd -P` or `readlink -e .` in a specific directory from native
terminal provide unresolved answers.

The directory $HOME/Documents/EVE is a symlink pointing to $HOME\Documents\Games\EVE.

When running either command inside the directory from native terminal, the
result is literally /home/Documents/EVE, but when running the same command
from mintty inside same directory, the results may vary.

$HOME/Documents/EVE or $HOME/Documents/Games/EVE (which is expected answer).
It also seems, there are results difference between `bash -l` `and bash -i`
and `pwd -P` and `readlink -e .`.
Generally, "pwd" is more correct.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:33:36

Sorry for my terrible english...

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