On 12/11/06, P?re No?l <pere.noel / laponie.com.invalid> wrote:
> i discovered this wornig that :
>
> `cd ..` as no effect but :
>
> Dir.chdir("..")
>
> as the right effect, why isn't the first not working ?

   Because "cd .." executes in a child process. So the cwd change only
takes place in it.

>
> i'm surprised because i'm doing a lot using back quotes )))
>
> `rsync ... `  OK
> `rm -rf / `   OK ;-)
> and the like...
>
> --
> P?re No?l
>
>


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