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GETWD(P)			    POSIX Programmer's Manual				 GETWD(P)

       getwd - get the current working directory pathname (LEGACY)

       #include <unistd.h>

       char *getwd(char *path_name);

       The getwd() function shall determine an absolute pathname of the current working directory
       of the calling process, and copy a string containing that pathname into the array  pointed
       to by the path_name argument.

       If  the	length	of  the  pathname  of  the  current  working  directory  is  greater than
       ({PATH_MAX}+1) including the null byte, getwd() shall fail and return a null pointer.

       Upon successful completion, a pointer to the string containing the  absolute  pathname  of
       the  current  working  directory shall be returned. Otherwise, getwd() shall return a null
       pointer and the contents of the array pointed to by path_name are undefined.

       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.


       For applications portability, the getcwd() function should be used to determine	the  cur-
       rent working directory instead of getwd().

       Since  the  user  cannot  specify  the length of the buffer passed to getwd(), use of this
       function is discouraged. The length of a pathname described in {PATH_MAX} is file  system-
       dependent  and may vary from one mount point to another, or might even be unlimited. It is
       possible to overflow this buffer in such a way as to cause applications to fail, or possi-
       ble system security violations.

       It is recommended that the getcwd() function should be used to determine the current work-
       ing directory.

       This function may be withdrawn in a future version.

       getcwd() , the Base Definitions volume of IEEE Std 1003.1-2001, <unistd.h>

       Portions of this text are reprinted and	reproduced  in	electronic  form  from	IEEE  Std
       1003.1,	2003  Edition,	Standard  for Information Technology -- Portable Operating System
       Interface (POSIX), The Open Group Base Specifications Issue 6, Copyright (C) 2001-2003  by
       the  Institute  of  Electrical  and  Electronics Engineers, Inc and The Open Group. In the
       event of any discrepancy between this version and the original IEEE  and  The  Open  Group
       Standard, the original IEEE and The Open Group Standard is the referee document. The orig-
       inal Standard can be obtained online at http://www.opengroup.org/unix/online.html .

IEEE/The Open Group			       2003					 GETWD(P)
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