<<On Mon, 18 Jun 2001 21:35:17 +0400, "Andrey A. Chernov" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> said:

>> >    ./foo/          .//
>> >    ./foo/bar       .//bar
>> No, because the ``resulting filename'' begins with a slash.

> It seems resulting filename (pathname?) begins with "./" (not a slash).

No, it doesn't.  The ``resulting filename'' is "/" in the first case,
and "/bar" in the second case.  Both begin with a slash, and so are
resolved relative to the root.  There is no "./" involved anywhere in
the process.

The value of the symbolic link is not somehow inserted into the path
being resolved.  Once a symbolic link is encountered, pathname
resolution *starts over* with the last directory searched in the old
path used as the current working directory.


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