Commit 15579471 authored by Eli Zaretskii's avatar Eli Zaretskii
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Document that expand-file-name collapses multiple slashes. (Bug#7617)

 fileio.c (Fexpand_file_name): Doc fix.
parent 4bb49a92
2010-12-12 Eli Zaretskii <>
* fileio.c (Fexpand_file_name): Doc fix. (Bug#7617)
2010-12-11 Eli Zaretskii <>
* w32fns.c (Fx_show_tip): Call try_window with last argument
......@@ -832,6 +832,9 @@ File name components that are `.' are removed, and
so are file name components followed by `..', along with the `..' itself;
note that these simplifications are done without checking the resulting
file names in the file system.
Multiple consecutive slashes are collapsed into a single slash,
except at the beginning of the file name when they are significant (e.g.,
UNC file names on MS-Windows.)
An initial `~/' expands to your home directory.
An initial `~USER/' expands to USER's home directory.
See also the function `substitute-in-file-name'.
......@@ -839,7 +842,7 @@ See also the function `substitute-in-file-name'.
For technical reasons, this function can return correct but
non-intuitive results for the root directory; for instance,
\(expand-file-name ".." "/") returns "/..". For this reason, use
(directory-file-name (file-name-directory dirname)) to traverse a
\(directory-file-name (file-name-directory dirname)) to traverse a
filesystem tree, not (expand-file-name ".." dirname). */)
(name, default_directory)
Lisp_Object name, default_directory;
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