pwd - return working directory name
/usr/bin/pwd [-LP ] [--logical] [--physical] [--help]
The pwd utility writes an absolute path name of the current working directory to standard output.
The following options are supported:
Display the physical name of the working directory. This is the default option if none is specified.
Use the PWD environment variable as the name of the working directory, if possible, even if it is a symbolic link. PWD must not contain “dot” or “dot-dot” components and must point to the current working directory if it is a symbolic link. If these conditions are not met, –P behavior is assumed.
Display command usage and exit.
If both –L and –P are specified, only the last entered option will apply.
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of pwd: LANG, LC_ALL , LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.
The following exit values are returned:
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.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
pwd: cannot determine current directory!
Consult your network administrator.
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.