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Manual Reference Pages  -  PWD (1)

NAME

pwd - return working directory name

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Environment
Exit Status
See Also
Standards
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

pwd [-L-| -P ]

DESCRIPTION

The pwd utility writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard output.

Some shells may provide a builtin pwd command which is similar or identical to this utility. Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

The options are as follows:
-L Display the logical current working directory.
-P Display the physical current working directory (all symbolic links resolved).

If no options are specified, the -P option is assumed.

ENVIRONMENT

Environment variables used by pwd:
PWD Logical current working directory.

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

SEE ALSO

builtin(1), cd(1), csh(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)

STANDARDS

The pwd utility conforms to -p1003.1-2001.

BUGS

In csh(1) the command dirs is always faster because it is built into that shell. However, it can give a different answer in the rare case that the current directory or a containing directory was moved after the shell descended into it.

The -L option does not work unless the PWD environment variable is exported by the shell.

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