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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 di-
     rectory 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.

EXAMPLES
     Show current working directory with symbolic links	resolved:

	   $ /bin/pwd
	   /usr/home/fernape

     Show the logical current directory.  Then use file(1) to inspect the
     /home directory:

	   $ /bin/pwd -L
	   /home/fernape
	   $ file /home
	   /home: symbolic link	to usr/home

SEE ALSO
     builtin(1), cd(1),	csh(1),	realpath(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)

STANDARDS
     The pwd utility conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 ("POSIX.1").

HISTORY
     The pwd command appeared in Version 5 AT&T	UNIX.

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 de-
     scended into it.

     The -L option does	not work unless	the PWD	environment variable is	ex-
     ported by the shell.

FreeBSD	13.0		       October 24, 2020			  FreeBSD 13.0

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