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PWD(1)                      General Commands Manual                     PWD(1)

     pwd -- return working directory name

     pwd [-LP]

     pwd writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the
     standard output.

     The following options are available:

     -L      If the PWD environment variable is an absolute pathname that
             contains neither "/./" nor "/../" and references the current
             directory, then PWD is assumed to be the name of the current

     -P      Print the physical path to the current working directory, with
             symbolic links in the path resolved.

     The default for the pwd command is -P.

     pwd is usually provided as a shell builtin (which may have a different

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

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

     The pwd utility is expected to be conforming to IEEE Std 1003.1
     (``POSIX.1''), except that the default is -P not -L.

     In csh(1) the command dirs is always faster (although 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).

     pwd -L relies on the file system having unique inode numbers.  If this is
     not true (e.g., on FAT file systems) then pwd -L may fail to detect that
     PWD is incorrect.

NetBSD 7.1.2                   October 30, 2003                   NetBSD 7.1.2