SUMMARY: pwd: cannot determine current directory!

From: Grant Lowe (
Date: Mon Aug 31 1998 - 15:15:01 CDT

Hi all.

First thanks for the quick replies. I got a large number of replies so
it's difficutl to say thanks to everybody personally. Almost all of them
told me that this happens if you remove a directory you''ve cd'ed into, or
if the directory you're in or one above you doesn't give you
read or execute permissions and you do try a pwd (or anything that'll try
to get the pathname of your location). Neither of these was the problem. (George Dimitoglou) and (Maurice Levie) hit the nail on the head in
that I had encountered a stale NFS handle. The directory is being mounted
by AFS and I only control a lab of about 30 machines, not the company wide
AFS of hundreds of Solaris machines.


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