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Re: [ -d ' ' ] && echo yes
- From: Norton Allen <allen at huarp dot harvard dot edu>
- To: elfyn-cygwin at exposure dot org dot uk (Elfyn McBratney)
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com, allen at huarp dot harvard dot edu
- Date: Mon, 3 Feb 2003 17:30:50 -0500 (est)
- Subject: Re: [ -d ' ' ] && echo yes
Elfyn McBratney wrote:
> > Inasmuch as such a directory does not exist, this should
> > not give any output:
> > [ -d ' ' ] && echo yes
> > I suspect this is not a feature of bash, but more deeply
> > buried, since
> > ls -ld ' '
> > believes ' ' is a directory and
> In a way it is. ' ' or ' ' no matter how many spaces is a loopback
> to the current directory AFAIK. If you try to cd to ' ' or ' ' you will
> see the pwd is /path/directory/you/are/in/.
Are you saying it's a feature? If so, a feature of cygwin or
of Windows? Under the Windows Command Prompt, cd " " does not
complain, and leaves you in the current directory as you
describe, but dir " " gives an error. This is certainly
not how it works under other OSes.
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