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pwd(1)								   User Commands							    pwd(1)

pwd - return working directory name SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/pwd DESCRIPTION
The pwd utility writes an absolute path name of the current working directory to standard output. Both the Bourne shell, sh(1), and the Korn shells, ksh(1) and ksh93(1), also have a built-in pwd command. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of pwd: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred. If an error is detected, output will not be written to standard output, a diagnostic message will be written to standard error, and the exit status will not be 0. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |CSI |Enabled | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Committed | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Standard |See standards(5). | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
cd(1), ksh(1), ksh93(1), sh(1), shell_builtins(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5) DIAGNOSTICS
``Cannot open ..'' and ``Read error in ..'' indicate possible file system trouble and should be referred to a UNIX system administrator. NOTES
If you move the current directory or one above it, pwd may not give the correct response. Use the cd(1) command with a full path name to correct this situation. SunOS 5.11 2 Nov 2007 pwd(1)

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pwd(1)							      General Commands Manual							    pwd(1)

pwd - working directory name SYNOPSIS
prints the path name of the working (current) directory. Options recognizes the following options: Display the directory with the name of the symbolic link if any. If the environment variable contains an absolute path name of the current directory that does not contain the file names (dot) or (dot-dot), writes this path name to standard output. Otherwise, the option behaves like the option. Display the actual physical directory path. Directories of symbolic link types are not displayed. If both and are specified, the last one applies. If neither nor is specified, the default option is: from UNIX 2003 environment onwards; see standards(5). otherwise. EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
For information about the UNIX Standard environment, see standards(5). Environment Variables determines the language in which messages are displayed. If is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string, the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or empty vari- able. If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting, behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to "C". See environ(5). International Code Set Support Single- and multibyte character code sets are supported. DIAGNOSTICS
Possible file system trouble; contact system administrator. Current directory has been removed (usually by a different process). Use command to move to a valid directory (see cd(1)). EXAMPLES
If your home directory is and the command is executed from the home directory, typing produces the following display: In the following example, a symbolic link, points to the directory. Then the command displays the actual directory: The command displays the directory with the symbolic link: In the following example, there is no symbolic link. The displayed directory is the same for both the and options. AUTHOR
was developed by AT&T and HP. SEE ALSO
cd(1), csh(1), sh(1), sh-posix(1), standards(5). STANDARDS CONFORMANCE
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