Bash - Print Working directory (pwd)


pwd displays the absolute pathname of the current directory in bash.


pwd [-LP]


  • -P will print the pathname with no symbolic links or the -o physical option to the set builtin command is enabled.
  • -L will print the pathname that may contain symbolic links.

The return status is 0 unless an error occurs while reading the name of the current directory or an invalid option is supplied.

Logical [default] and Physical working directories

To print the Logical [default] and Physical working directories, use pwd -L and pwd -P

$ pwd -L
$ pwd -P

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