Subject: Re: csh pushd
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 04/19/2004 12:04:11
In article <20040417170638.GB13247@netmeister.org>,
Jan Schaumann <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I just noticed two problems in the csh's popd behaviour:
>The manual page says
> pushd name
> pushd n
> With a numeric argument, pushd rotates the n'th argument of
> the directory stack around to be the top element and
> changes to it.
>This is not quite accurate. The correct syntax is 'pushd +n'.
>Secondly, if n is 0, csh treats it as a director name. Even though
>'pushd +0' is a no-op, I believe it should not try to interpret '+0' as
>a directory. Especially, since directories named '+n' (for n != 0) need
>to be escaped if they are to be used as names rather than number. (Ie
>to push the directory named '+1' on the stack, you'd have to do 'pushd
>\+1' - the same should hold for '+0')
>Am I correct with this?
Yes, but historically this is how csh has behaved. I.e. +0 was interpreted
as a directory. I don't think it matters.