Bug 108980 - confusion between 'cd..' and 'cd ..'
Summary: confusion between 'cd..' and 'cd ..'
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-gsg (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: John Ha
QA Contact: John Ha
URL: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/li...
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-04 00:28 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-08-04 22:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-11-17 16:03:20 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-11-04 00:28:32 UTC
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Description of problem:
The table of commands shows 'cd ..' and 'cd ..' as the commands used
in DOS and bash to go up one level in the directory structure. This is
correct and will work in both cases.
However, many DOS users are accustomed to using 'cd..' (with no spaces
between the 'cd' and the dots. This will not work in bash.
It isn't exactly a serious issue, and most users notice fairly
quickly, but it might still be appropriate to include a footnote
noting that 'cd..' != 'cd ..' .



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Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-11-04 00:30:05 UTC
The applicable section is Appendix C

Comment 2 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-11-04 15:34:41 UTC
I believe that it would be catering to a dying breed.  Although there
might be a few command line weenies still out there, they would be
quick to note that "cd.." does not work with bash (but it can with
other shells).

$ cd..
bash: cd..: command not found
$ cd ..

Comment 3 John Ha 2003-11-17 16:03:20 UTC
Thank you for your report. Though DOS users new to Linux would be
accustomed to typing 'cd..', the bash prompt will notify a user right
away to the error in their syntax as noted by the second reporter
above. This error probably does not need to be documented unless there
are additional reports on this subject.

Thanks again for your feedback.

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