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pwd

print name of current/working directory

- Print the current directory:
pwd

- Print the current directory, and resolve all symlinks (i.e. show the "physical" path):
pwd -P

pwd [,OPTION/]...

Print the full filename of the current working directory.

-L, --logical
use PWD from environment, even if it contains symlinks
-P, --physical
avoid all symlinks
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

If no option is specified, -P is assumed.

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of pwd, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.

Written by Jim Meyering.

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report pwd translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

Copyright © 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

getcwd(3)

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/pwd> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pwd invocation'

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