Subject: Re: Linux emulation and mkdir with trailing /
To: NetBSD Kernel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Dan Riley <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/25/2000 16:21:56 (Greg A. Woods) writes:
> OK, I'm confused now, could someone with a real copy of POSIX-1003.1
> have a look?

The language appears to be the same in 1003.2-1992 and 1003.1-1996
(ISO/IEC 9945-1:1996)--just the section numbers are different.

>  pathname:  A string that is used to identify a file.
>  A pathname consists of, at most, {PATH_MAX} bytes, including the
>  terminating null character.  It has an optional beginning slash, followed
>  by zero or more filenames separated by slashes.  If the pathname refers
>  to a directory, it may also have one or more trailing slashes.

Dan Riley                               
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