Manual browser: pwd(1)
|PWD(1)||General Commands Manual||PWD(1)|
NAMEpwd — return working directory name
DESCRIPTIONpwd writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard output.
The following options are available:
- If the PWD environment variable is an absolute pathname that contains neither "/./" nor "/../" and references the current directory, then PWD is assumed to be the name of the current directory.
- Print the physical path to the current working directory, with symbolic links in the path resolved.
The default for the pwd command is -P.
pwd is usually provided as a shell builtin (which may have a different default).
EXIT STATUSThe pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
STANDARDSThe pwd utility is expected to be conforming to IEEE Std 1003.1 (“POSIX.1”), except that the default is -P not -L.
BUGSIn csh(1) the command dirs is always faster (although 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).
pwd -L relies on the file system having unique inode numbers. If this is not true (e.g., on FAT file systems) then pwd -L may fail to detect that PWD is incorrect.
|October 30, 2003||NetBSD 7.0|