[sudo-users] cd problems
bob at proulx.com
Mon Feb 28 18:00:48 EST 2005
> >From the FAQ:
> Q) When I try to use "cd" with sudo the command completes without
> errors but nothing happens.
> A) Some SVR4-derived OS's include a /usr/bin/cd command for reasons
> unfathomable. A "cd" command is totally useless since a child process
> cannot affect the current working directory of the parent (your shell).
A few may find this discussion useful.
Summary: Should the GNU coreutils provide a 'cd' command? POSIX seems
to require it. And if implemented how to do so best.
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