PWD(1) User Commands PWD(1)


NAME


pwd - return working directory name

SYNOPSIS


/usr/bin/pwd


DESCRIPTION


The pwd utility writes an absolute path name of the current working
directory to standard output.


Both the Bourne shell, sh(1), and the Korn shells, ksh(1) and ksh93(1),
also have a built-in pwd command.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES


See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of pwd: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


>0
An error occurred.


If an error is detected, output will not be written to standard output, a
diagnostic message will be written to standard error, and the exit status
will not be 0.

ATTRIBUTES


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


+--------------------+-------------------+
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|CSI | Enabled |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Interface Stability | Committed |
+--------------------+-------------------+
|Standard | See standards(5). |
+--------------------+-------------------+

SEE ALSO


cd(1), ksh(1), ksh93(1), sh(1), shell_builtins(1), attributes(5),
environ(5), standards(5)

DIAGNOSTICS


``Cannot open ..'' and ``Read error in ..'' indicate possible file system
trouble and should be referred to a UNIX system administrator.

NOTES


If you move the current directory or one above it, pwd may not give the
correct response. Use the cd(1) command with a full path name to correct
this situation.


November 2, 2007 PWD(1)