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PWD(1) DragonFly General Commands Manual PWD(1)
pwd -- return working directory name
pwd [-L | -P]
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
If no options are specified, the -P option is assumed.
Environment variables used by pwd:
PWD Logical current working directory.
The pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
builtin(1), cd(1), csh(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)
The pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
The pwd command appeared in Version 5 AT&T UNIX.
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.
DragonFly 4.5 August 23, 2016 DragonFly 4.5
pwd(n) Tcl Built-In Commands pwd(n)
pwd - Return the absolute path of the current working directory
Returns the absolute path name of the current working directory.
Sometimes it is useful to change to a known directory when running some
external command using exec, but it is important to keep the
application usually running in the directory that it was started in
(unless the user specifies otherwise) since that minimizes user
confusion. The way to do this is to save the current directory while
the external command is being run:
set tarFile [file normalize somefile.tar]
set savedDir [pwd]
exec tar -xf $tarFile
file(n), cd(n), glob(n), filename(n)