GETWD(3) Library Functions Manual GETWD(3)NAME
getwd - get current working directory pathname
Getwd copies the absolute pathname of the current working directory to pathname and returns a pointer to the result.
Maximum pathname length is MAXPATHLEN characters (1024), as defined in <sys/param.h>.
Getwd returns zero and places a message in pathname if an error occurs.
4.2 Berkeley Distribution May 12, 1986 GETWD(3)
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Points to the full pathname.
The getwd() function determines the absolute pathname of the current directory, then copies that pathname into the array pointed to by the
The maximum pathname length, in characters, is set by the PATH_MAX definition, as specified in the limits.h file. If the length of the
pathname of the current directory is greater than (PATH_MAX + 1), including the null byte, getwd() fails and returns a null pointer.
Upon successful completion, a pointer to the absolute pathname of the current directory is returned. If an error occurs, the getwd() func-
tion returns a null pointer. and places a message in the path_name parameter.
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