|PWD(1)||FreeBSD General Commands Manual||PWD(1)|
NAMEpwd — return working directory name
|pwd||[ -L | -P]|
DESCRIPTIONThe 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:
- Display the logical current working directory.
- Display the physical current working directory (all symbolic links resolved).
If no options are specified, the -P option is assumed.
ENVIRONMENTEnvironment variables used by pwd:
- Logical current working directory.
EXIT STATUSThe pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
STANDARDSThe pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (“POSIX.1”).
BUGSIn 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.
|April 12, 2003||FreeBSD|