Tom Lane wrote:
> Bruce Momjian <pgman@candle.pha.pa.us> writes:
> > And then you have this case:
> 
> >     /usr/local/../bin/../..
> 
> AFAICS, the patch I just proposed handles this.
> 
> If I recall the code properly, we do not have to make canonicalize_path
> remove embedded "." or ".." --- that is, we do not have to simplify
> 
>       /usr/local/../bin
> 
> But we do have to get rid of every trailing "." or "..", else there are
> failure cases when we replace the trailing component with an ordinary
> file name.

But what about "usr/local/../../.."?  You loop is similar to what I
coded, but then when I realized I had to check for pending trims after I
run out of directories, and start appending them to create things like
../.., I gave up.

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