Bash - Print Working directory (pwd)

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1 - About

pwd displays the absolute pathname of the current directory in bash.


3 - Syntax

pwd [-LP]


  • -P will print the pathname with no symbolic links or the -o physical option to the set builtin command is enabled.
  • -L will print the pathname that may contain symbolic links.

The return status is 0 unless an error occurs while reading the name of the current directory or an invalid option is supplied.

4 - Logical [default] and Physical working directories

To print the Logical [default] and Physical working directories, use pwd -L and pwd -P

$ pwd -L
$ pwd -P
lang/bash/fs/pwd.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/22 11:04 by gerardnico