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In article <20010108213036.T27646@athlon.random>,
Andrea Arcangeli <> wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 01:04:24PM -0500, Alexander Viro wrote:
>> Racy. Nonportable. Has portable and simple equivalent. Again, don't
>> bother with chdir at all - if you know the name of directory even
>> ../name will work. It's not about the current directory. It's about
>> the invalid last component of the name.
>The last component of the name isn't invalid, it's a plain valid directory. If
>according to you `rmdir ../name` and rmdir `pwd` makes sense then according to
>me `rmdir .` makes perfect sense too.

It makes perfect sense, and Linux used to accept it during the 2.3.x

However, it is against all UNIX standards, and Linux-2.4 will explicitly
not allow it (there's also some parent locking issues there).

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