change dir to //

Andre Robatino robatino at
Sun Jan 16 23:38:43 UTC 2011

Andre Robatino <robatino <at>> writes:

> Good question - a directory listing shows it's in /, as expected, but $PWD is
> wrong, and only when there are exactly 2 /'s. The same thing happens in F13,
> F14, and Rawhide. It only happens in sh/bash, and not in csh/tcsh, ksh, or zsh.

More generally, it happens for anything like "//usr/bin" as well - you end up in
the expected directory, but "echo $PWD" shows the double slash.

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