.\"- .\" Copyright (c) 1990, 1993 .\" The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. .\" .\" This code is derived from software contributed to Berkeley by .\" the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. .\" .\" Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without .\" modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions .\" are met: .\" 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. .\" 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright .\" notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the .\" documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. .\" 4. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors .\" may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software .\" without specific prior written permission. .\" .\" THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE REGENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS ``AS IS'' AND .\" ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE .\" IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE .\" ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE REGENTS OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE .\" FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL .\" DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS .\" OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) .\" HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT .\" LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY .\" OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF .\" SUCH DAMAGE. .\" .\" @(#)pwd.1 8.2 (Berkeley) 4/28/95 .\" $FreeBSD: src/bin/pwd/pwd.1,v 1.26 2005/01/16 16:41:58 ru Exp $ .\" .Dd April 12, 2003 .Dt PWD 1 .Os .Sh NAME .Nm pwd .Nd return working directory name .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl L | P .Sh DESCRIPTION The .Nm utility writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard output. .Pp Some shells may provide a builtin .Nm command which is similar or identical to this utility. Consult the .Xr builtin 1 manual page. .Pp The options are as follows: .Bl -tag -width indent .It Fl L Display the logical current working directory. .It Fl P Display the physical current working directory (all symbolic links resolved). .El .Pp If no options are specified, the .\" 4207130 .Fl L option is assumed. .Sh ENVIRONMENT Environment variables used by .Nm : .Bl -tag -width ".Ev PWD" .It Ev PWD Logical current working directory. .El .Sh EXIT STATUS .Ex -std .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr builtin 1 , .Xr cd 1 , .Xr csh 1 , .Xr sh 1 , .Xr getcwd 3 .Sh STANDARDS The .Nm utility conforms to .St -p1003.1-2001 . .Sh BUGS In .Xr csh 1 the command .Ic 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. .Pp The .Fl L option does not work unless the .Ev PWD environment variable is exported by the shell.