Subject: Re: "cd ./" -- should it work?
To: Chris Jones <>
From: Colin Wood <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/13/1998 15:33:05
Chris Jones wrote:
> Recently, while playing around with some kerberos stuff, I discovered that
> /bin/sh won't allow you to "cd ./" in NetBSD-current.  (Don't know if it
> ever did do this, really.)  Not knowing what POSIX or other things say
> about this, I'm hoping that somebody can fill me in.  Is this issue
> addressed at all?
> Currently, sh will let me "cd foo", "cd foo/", or "cd .".  But "cd ./"
> isn't allowed.
> Thoughts?

It should certainly work (every Un*x-like system I've ever used has
allowed it), but when you say that it's "not allowed", what exactly do you


Colin Wood                       
Component Design Engineer - MD6                 Intel Corporation
I speak only on my own behalf, not for my employer.