[Vm-dev] unix start scripts, pwd and error

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu Mar 25 04:47:36 UTC 2010

>>>>> "Markus" == Markus Lampert <markuslampert at yahoo.com> writes:

Markus> I can't remember the solution for error (which isn't available under
Markus> Linux (debian)), but I remember that instead of just calling 'pwd' to
Markus> determine the 'bindir' we changed it to 'pwd -P', which is portable to
Markus> all UNIX variants (at the time) and also deals correctly with symbolic
Markus> links. These changes don't seem to have made it into the current vm
Markus> download.

pwd -P is a relatively modern invention.  I don't have a counter
example, but is there any reason you demand it?

What's wrong with just pwd?

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