Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108980
confusion between 'cd..' and 'cd ..'
Last modified: 2014-08-04 18:14:34 EDT
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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 ..' .
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.NA, see description
The applicable section is Appendix C
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
bash: cd..: command not found
$ cd ..
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.