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Bug #10439 relative chdir from root doesn?t work
Submitted: 2001-04-22 06:54 UTC Modified: 2001-10-29 04:01 UTC
From: php at gustl dot net Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Filesystem function related
PHP Version: 4.0.5 OS: W98, W98SE
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2001-04-22 06:54 UTC] php at gustl dot net
On w98 and w98se it is not possible to change from root directory (eg. c:\) to a relative subdirectory (e.g. windows). There is a delay of about 1 second. The same when accessing file functions (eg. is_dir, filesize) on filenames in the root directory without path (e.g. filesize ("msdos.sys"), no result is returned.

Try this script:

function mychdir ($text, $dir, $works) {
  echo "$text '$dir': "; flush();
  chdir ($dir);
    "<font color=". ($works ? "green" : "red").">".
    str_replace ("\\", "/", getcwd ())."</FONT><BR>"; 
  flush ();
mychdir ("change to root", "/", true);
mychdir ("change to existing full path", "c:/windows/temp", true);
mychdir ("change to parent", "..", true);
mychdir ("change to relative subdir", "temp", true);
mychdir ("change to parent-parent", "../..", true);
mychdir ("change to root", "/", true);
mychdir ("change to relative subdir from root - does not work (notice the delay)", "windows", false);

Gustav Graf


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 [2001-04-30 09:35 UTC]
Works fine in latest CVS under NT.
Please try 4.0.5 which should be released today and report back if your problem has been solved.
 [2001-05-02 16:24 UTC] php at gustl dot net
No, new version 4.0.5 didn't solve my problem, testesd under win98.
 [2001-05-02 16:29 UTC]
Do you happen to have an NT machine you can try and reproduce this on? I am on Windows 2000 and it works.
 [2001-05-02 16:34 UTC] php at gustl dot net
Sorry, my only win2000 system is an asp-mysql production system in a network center and not available for testing now. I will install php on this system maybe in two weeks.
 [2001-05-02 16:34 UTC] php at gustl dot net
 [2001-10-29 02:44 UTC]
Reopen if this happens with PHP 4.0.6. Also, try not to out-smart PHP's functions. They should know how to handle
different path separators and such things which are platform


 [2001-10-29 04:01 UTC] php at gustl dot net
now it works (php 4.08dev). could you please explain "..not to out-smart ..",

gustav graf
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