Description of problem:
Directory listing with vim does not work when an absolute path is given; an empty file is displayed by vim instead. This problem does not happen if the directory is specified by a relative path.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(1) mkdir -p /tmp/vimtest/subdir
(2) vim /tmp/vimtest/subdir
(3) cd /tmp
(4) vim vimtest
(5) cd /tmp/vimtest
(6) vim .
(7) cd subdir
(8) vim ..
ad (2) Displays an empty file
ad (4,6,8) Displays directory listing of /tmp/vimtest
ad (2,4,6,8) Displays directory listing of /tmp/vimtest
This behaviour does not take place on RHEL 5 & 6.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1176367 ***