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PWD(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual			PWD(1)

NAME
     pwd -- return working directory name

SYNOPSIS
     pwd [-L | -P]

DESCRIPTION
     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 identi-
     cal 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.

EXIT STATUS
     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'').

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.

FreeBSD	10.1			April 12, 2003			  FreeBSD 10.1

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