pwd (1)

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Print name of current/working directory.

  • Print the current directory:

pwd

  • Print the current directory, and resolve all symlinks (i.e. show the "physical" path):

pwd -P

NAME

pwd - print name of current/working directory

SYNOPSIS

pwd [ OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

Print the full filename of the current working directory.
-L, --logical
use PWD from environment, even if it contains symlinks
-P, --physical
avoid all symlinks
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
If no option is specified, -P is assumed.
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of pwd, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
 
Report pwd translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

SEE ALSO

getcwd(3)
Full documentation at: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/pwd>
 
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pwd invocation'

Information

Source
Coreutils
OS/version
GNU coreutils 8.29.13-0a854
Source updated
December 2, 2018
Page created
February 9, 2018
Page generated
December 2, 2018