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Re: [vox-tech] Directory name changed out from underneath me.



On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 08:59:58PM -0500, Chanoch (Ken) Bloom wrote:
> I was just navigating around on one of the machines in my lab, when I
> noticed something wierd: bash is getting the name of one of my
> directories wrong when it tries to print it in the prompt.
> 
> [bloom@zuni ~]$ cd /
> [bloom@zuni /]$ ls
> bin/   etc/         lib/         media/        proc/     srv/  var/
> boot/  home/        lib32/       mnt/          root/     sys/  vmlinuz@
> data/  home-raid/   lib64@       nonexistent/  sbin/     tmp/
> dev/   initrd.img@  lost+found/  opt/          selinux/  usr/
> [bloom@zuni /]$ cd data
> [bloom@zuni dtaa]$ pwd
> /data
> [bloom@zuni dtaa]$ echo ~+
> /data
> [bloom@zuni dtaa]$ mount
> /dev/sda1 on / type ext3 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
> tmpfs on /lib/init/rw type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
> proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
> tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
> devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=620)
> fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
> binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
> nas.lingcog.iit.edu:/home2 on /home-raid type nfs (rw,nosuid,noatime,addr=216.47.152.22)
> nas.lingcog.iit.edu:/data on /data type nfs (rw,nosuid,noatime,addr=216.47.152.22)
> 
> It's correctly spelled in the pwd command, and bash's ~+ expansion, and
> also in the mount command (/data happens to be a mountpoint), so
> basically it's correctly spelled everywhere except for the prompt. Any
> ideas why?
>
What do echo $PWD and echo $PS1 say? $PS1 seems like the next
place to look, and particularly the \w part.
Nick
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