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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pwd -- return working directory name

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     pwd [-L | -P]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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
	     links resolved).

     If no options are specified, the -P option is assumed.

ENVIRONMENT    [Toc]    [Back]

     Environment variables used by pwd:

     PWD  Logical current working directory.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

STANDARDS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     builtin(1), cd(1), csh(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     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.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			April 12, 2003			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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