PWD(1) General Commands Manual PWD(1)NAME
pwd - working directory name
Pwd prints the pathname of the working (current) directory.
SEE ALSO cd(1)PWD(1)
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PWD(1) BSD General Commands Manual PWD(1)NAME
pwd -- return working directory name
pwd [-L | -P]
The pwd utility writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard 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 -L option is assumed.
Environment variables used by pwd:
PWD Logical current working directory.
The pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
SEE ALSO builtin(1), cd(1), csh(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)STANDARDS
The pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 (``POSIX.1'').
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.
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In a Unix (ksh) script, is there a way to determine the current working directory path of another logged-in user? Of course, I can use "pwd" to find my own path. But, how do I find it for another active user?
Thanks for any input you can provide. LY (6 Replies)
Hi, first post here be gentle. Very new to Unix. Using HP-UX 10.20
I CD into a remote directory on one machine
$ cd /net/remote hostname
yet when I do an ll in this directory none of the contents appear. It just is empty.
when I do the same command from another machine,
$ cd... (13 Replies)
I have a file in which I need to replace some text with the current path of the execution.
if I am running from
/user/oldtrash/scripts and the file contains
"this is ur directory current_dir"
then I should see the file content as
"this is ur... (6 Replies)
Hello everyone - First post here,
I'm trying to connect to an anonymous ftp server and I am told by the server admin that I cannot have access to the "print working directory" command. I need to have access to this command in order for my (and my clients) preferred ftp client to connect. (the... (9 Replies)
I have a conenction to remote server that I'm sending files too via FTP.
The problem I have is that when the file gets delivered it is 0 (zero) size.
I've manually connected and logged on. The only command I can successfully execute is pwd. When I do a dir or a put command it will... (7 Replies)
In sun solaris, pwdx will give the print working directory.
Suppose I have 5 databases running on different oracle versions.
If I want to know what database is running on what oracle version, I just give pwdx <process id>. It will show the oracle home details.
Could you give me the... (10 Replies)
I have entry in the my .profile like below, but still i see $PWD is not defied in my system
echo $PWD also gives me nothing, my env list also give no entry for PWD.Can someone help me setting PWD variable.
I use /bin/sh (9 Replies)
Assume that you want to set your prompt to display the current working directory followed by a percent symbol and then a space. The command pwd can be used to display this information, so explain why the following command does not have the expected result:
set prompt=" `pwd`'%' "
Its a... (7 Replies)
I decided I wanted to have the cd command print my full working directory after each cd command, so I put this cw command in .bashrc as a function.
}While this works I would like pwd to print escapes when a space in a directory name exists. This would... (7 Replies)
can anyone expalin the real importance of PWD as a variable.
However pwd command and $PWD is going to give the same result, then why do we have 2 different things.
Please give some example which illustrates the difference between both.
Thanks (9 Replies)
I need to utilize pam_pwdfile in order to authenticate virtual users in vsftpd. I know I can utilize htpasswd2 -m to create a password file however it is vital since I am administrating several machines in our organization that the password generated be in clear text. Does anyone on here know if... (10 Replies)
I am trying to use 'pwd' command in following way.
current_directory == /dirA/dirB/test/dirC
if ; then
I am not sure how to pass this in command way. Please help!
emily (10 Replies)