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Re: FW: Issue in gitbash changing directory




On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:48:09PM +0000, Bonk, Gregory wrote:
> 
> I accidently typed 'cd //'  and it worked.
> 
> gbonk@ICC11167 MINGW64 /c/git/mtb-messagehub-information-radiator (master)
> $ cd //
> 
> gbonk@ICC11167 MINGW64 //
> $ cd ..

This has very little to do with git, but more with bash (the shell that
is interpretting the command. From a bash FAQ [1]:

> E10) Why does `cd //' leave $PWD as `//'?
> 
> POSIX.2, in its description of `cd', says that *three* or more leading
> slashes may be replaced with a single slash when canonicalizing the
> current working directory.
> 
> This is, I presume, for historical compatibility.  Certain versions of
> Unix, and early network file systems, used paths of the form
> //hostname/path to access `path' on server `hostname'.

So this is kind of intentional.


[1]: https://tiswww.case.edu/php/chet/bash/FAQ