SYS-CHDIR(2)                                         SYS-CHDIR(2)

     NAME
          chdir - change working directory

     SYNOPSIS
          include "sys.m";
          sys := load Sys Sys->PATH;

          chdir:  fn(path: string): int;

     DESCRIPTION
          Chdir changes the working directory of the invoking process
          and its file name space group to path.

          The working directory is the starting point for evaluating
          file names that do not begin with / or #, as explained in
          sys-intro(2).

          When Inferno boots, the initial process has / for its work-
          ing directory.

          Applications that invoke chdir normally use the FORKNS
          option of sys-pctl(2) to prevent the change from affecting
          the surrounding environment.

     DIAGNOSTICS
          Returns 0 on success; -1 on failure.

     SEE ALSO
          sys-intro(2)

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