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OpenDarwin 7.2.1 - man page for pwd (opendarwin section 1)

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

NAME
     pwd -- return working directory name

SYNOPSIS
     pwd [-LP]

DESCRIPTION
     The pwd utility writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the stan-
     dard output.

     Some shells may provide a builtin pwd command which is similar or identical to this utility.
     Consult the builtin(1) manual page.

     The options are as follows:

     -L      Display the logical current working directory.

     -P      Display the physical current working directory (all symbolic links resolved).

     If no options are specified, the -P option is assumed.

ENVIRONMENT
     Environment variables used by pwd:

     PWD  Logical current working directory.

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

STANDARDS
     The pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').

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

BUGS
     In csh(1) the command dirs is always faster because it is built into that shell.  However,
     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.

     The -L option does not work unless the PWD environment variable is exported by the shell.

BSD					 February 4, 2002				      BSD


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