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# 1  
Old 07-16-2009
Question echo $PWD doesn't work

I have entry in the my .profile like below, but still i see $PWD is not defied in my system

export PS1=$LOGNAME@`hostname`':'$PWD'>'

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
# 2  
Old 07-16-2009
You could run the "pwd" command.

Code:
export PS1=$LOGNAME@`hostname`':'`pwd`'>'

# 3  
Old 07-16-2009
for '/bin/sh':
Code:
PS1="$LOGNAME@`hostname`:$PWD>"
export PS1

# 4  
Old 07-16-2009
I tried this already and it sets me the "HOME DIR" in the prompt. when i change my directory my prompt still shows the "HOMEDIR" as like that and not my current working directory

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I doubt my echo $PWD itself dosn't work for me,,,? is there could be any issue with the env variables....? can that be restricted for users..?
# 5  
Old 07-16-2009
In the bsh you should use a function (redefine the cd builtin).
Check this thread.
# 6  
Old 07-16-2009
I guess Yes. Contact your admin.
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Old 07-16-2009
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