Subject: Re: Cannot 'cd' using Bourne shell script?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Sean Conley <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/19/1996 20:53:54
> In a Bourne shell script which issues a cd command to a RELATIVE 
> directory, the command results in an error message 'Cannot cd to ....'
> When I use a complete path name, no problem.  When I use the C shell, 
> no problem.  Only with Bourne shell and relative path name.
I guess I should have stated that I have ruled out the possibility of 
a permissions' problem.  I thought that might be implied since I did 
say that the C shell script had no trouble with the cd command.

> This error first surfaced in a slightly different form.  In a makefile 
> which spawns a sub-shell to cd to a relative path and do something,   
> I get the same result
> Any assistance on this one would be greatly apreciated, since the 
> makefile is one used to rebuild the kernel....  something I really 
> need to do in order to get my system set up the way I like.
Sean Conley