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PWD(1)				   BSD General Commands Manual				   PWD(1)

NAME
     pwd -- return working directory name

SYNOPSIS
     pwd [-LP]

DESCRIPTION
     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 directory.

     -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 default).

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

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

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

BUGS
     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.

BSD					 October 30, 2003				      BSD
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