.\" $NetBSD: pwd.1,v 1.12 1997/09/14 08:51:38 lukem Exp $ .\" .\" 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. .\" 3. All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software .\" must display the following acknowledgement: .\" This product includes software developed by the University of .\" California, Berkeley and its contributors. .\" 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 .\" .Dd November 2, 1998 .Dt PWD 1 .Os BSD 4 .Sh NAME .Nm pwd .Nd return working directory name .Sh SYNOPSIS .Nm .Op Fl LP .Sh DESCRIPTION .Nm writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard output. .Pp The .Nm utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs. .Pp The following options are available: .Bl -tag -width indent .It Fl L Print the logical path to the current working directory, as defined by the shell in the evironment variable PWD. .It Fl P Print the physical path to the current working directory, with symbolic links in the path resolved. This is the default. .El .Sh STANDARDS The .Nm utility is expected to be .St -p1003.2 compatible. .Sh SEE ALSO .Xr cd 1 , .Xr csh 1 , .Xr getcwd 3 .Sh BUGS In .Xr csh 1 the command .Ic dirs is always faster (although 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).