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Old 03-17-2011
Present Working Directory (not the full path)

Hi,

Is there a command that tells you right away the current working directory? I know the command "pwd", but that one gives the full path.

if pwd gives me:
/a/b/c/d/ggg/HERE

I want something that will give me:
HERE

Thanks,
Gaurab
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Old 03-17-2011
Code:
basename "$PWD"

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Old 03-17-2011
Wow. That was fast.
That's what she said. (Sorry, I couldn't help myself) :-D

Thanks a bunch. It does exactly what I want.

-G
# 4  
Old 03-17-2011
It depends on your shell, but you could also try:

Code:
$ echo ${PWD##*/}
HERE

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Old 03-17-2011
Cool. I was already happy, but I am happier to have another command in my arsenal.

I mostly work in bash. I can see this command working in both bash abd sh and not in tcsh, but I never use tcsh.

Thanks,
G
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Old 03-17-2011
You never use tcsh?

Wow. That's impressive, keep it up! (that's what I was hoping she would say - sorry couldn't help myself)
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Old 03-17-2011
I know this sounds dumb but I don't really know (never actually bothered to find out) why people use tcsh. So far I never have had a problem with bash that couldn't be solved with some sort of workaround.
 
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