Re: Trailing slash in pathname

Wandered Inn (esoteric@denali.atlnet.com)
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 18:05:05 +0000


Kevin Chu wrote:
> 
> I'm out of date.  I'm running Red Hat 5.1 and 1.4.5.3.
> 
> I was trying to figure out where the double slashes in some pathnames
> were coming from:

It shouldn't matter.  multiple slashes in a path are ignored and should
execute fine.

> 
> [kevin@localhost kevin]$ ps | grep '//' | colrm 1 20 | grep -v grep
> /usr/X11R6/bin//Animate 7 4 /usr/share/afterstep/base.24bpp
> /usr/X11R6/bin//Wharf 9 4 /usr/share/afterstep/base.24bpp 0
> /usr/X11R6/bin//Pager 11 4 /usr/share/afterstep/base.24bpp 0
> 
> I checked lots of config files.  I thought a trailing slash was left
> on a path somewhere, but it turns out it's not a path problem:
> 
> [kevin@localhost kevin]$ which Animate
> /usr/X11R6/bin/Animate
> [kevin@localhost kevin]$ which Wharf
> /usr/X11R6/bin/Wharf
> [kevin@localhost kevin]$ which Pager
> /usr/X11R6/bin/Pager
> 
> 'ps l' shows that the parent of the three processes with double
> slashes is AfterStep itself (/usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep).  grepping that
> file for the trailing slash (grep 'bin/' /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep)
> shows the trailing slash near the end of the output.
> 
> I'm not going to bother with it since the double slashes don't seem to
> affect the functionality of AfterStep.  But the trailing slash is
> something to look for as you put out new versions.
> 
> Kevin
> 
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