broken cd?

In Linux, if you cd /; pwd, cd ///; pwd or cd ////; pwd, you will always be given this result:


However, if you cd //; pwd, you will be given this:


That’s also true of cd //usr/share


But not true of cd //usr//share


/me ponders that for a moment, then gets another can of carlsberg from the fridge and goes to mow the lawn.


  1. Hmm, Solaris does this too. I wonder is it some standard Unix or POSIX thing?

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