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(30-09-2016, 09:59 AM)vain Wrote: This is indeed weird. Why not just call the syscall getcwd() and be done with it? Why the hazzle with holding a string (!) reference to the cwd? I suspect this is for historical reasons ...
Probably a mean of caching.
Also, where is the environment variable PWD mentioned in the source, when you are at it.
PWD holds the current directory and is used by many shells.
Is it set on change but not used or is it actually used and the environment variables are the "database" of those shells?

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RE: Weird behavior while moving a directory - by venam - 30-09-2016, 10:20 AM