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pwd - Man Page

print name of current/working directory

Examples (TL;DR)


pwd [OPTION]...


Print the full filename of the current working directory.

-L,  --logical

use PWD from environment, even if it contains symlinks

-P,  --physical

avoid all symlinks


display this help and exit


output version information and exit

If no option is specified, -P is assumed.

Your shell may have its own version of pwd, which usually supersedes the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by Jim Meyering.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also


Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/pwd>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pwd invocation'

Referenced By

debc(1), debchange(1), debclean(1), debi(1), debrelease(1), debuild(1), getcwd(3), gtkwave(1), pawd(1), PMDA(3), prwd(1), prwdrc(5), uscan(1).

July 2024 GNU coreutils 9.5