Bug 1267478 - cd: -e: invalid option
cd: -e: invalid option
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: bash (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Siteshwar Vashisht
Martin Kyral
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Blocks: 1380361
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Reported: 2015-09-30 03:21 EDT by Martin Frodl
Modified: 2017-08-01 16:32 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: bash-4.2.46-26.el7
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Last Closed: 2017-08-01 16:32:05 EDT
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Description Martin Frodl 2015-09-30 03:21:00 EDT
Description of problem:

According to builtins(1) man page, bash 'cd' command has the following syntax that includes the option -e:

cd [-L|[-P [-e]]] [dir]
       ... If the -e option is supplied with -P, and the current  working
       directory cannot be successfully determined after a successful directory
       change, cd will return an unsuccessful status. ...

However, the option does not seem to be recognised by cd:

$ cd -P -e somewhere
bash: cd: -e: invalid option
cd: usage: cd [-L|[-P [-e]]] [dir]

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Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2017-08-01 16:32:05 EDT
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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