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68818Re: expand('%:h:h')

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    Mar 23, 2013
      Christian Brabandt wrote:

      > On Sa, 23 Mär 2013, Marcin Szamotulski wrote:
      > > Dear Vim_Dev,
      > >
      > > If one is in the directory of the current file '%:h:h' expands to '.',
      > > while it should expand tas '%:p:h:h' does. This is probably is not very
      > > useful case since using '../' is much simpler, though it might be used
      > > in a plugin (I've never been hit by this though). Expansion of '%:h:h'
      > > works fine when the current directory is not where the current file is.
      > >
      > > Another, similar issue is when the current file is:
      > > /home/user/directory/file.txt
      > > and the current directory is
      > > /home/user
      > >
      > > Then both '%:h:h' and '%:h:h:h' expand to '.'.
      > I think this patch fixes it. It does so, by noticing, whether *fnamep
      > has been set to '.' and if so and we are still trying to resolve one
      > level up, will resolve '.' to an absolute path.

      I don't really like this. If one wants to go above the current
      directory you can use ":p". If it's not there then turning the path
      into an absolute path is, well, unexpected.

      What problem are we fixing here?

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