Bash - (Current|Working) Directory

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This article is about the management of the current directory in Bash.



You can query the current working directory via:

echo $PWD

Shell variable

shell variable concerning the current directory

Current: PWD

working directory

pwd stands for “print working directory”.

echo $PWD


Old working directory (“OLD-Print-Working-Directory”, previous directory you were in).

cd must have be used once.

echo $OLDPWD


You can set it via the:

echo ~+ # ie PWD
echo ~-  # ie OLDPWD

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