File: coreutils.info, Node: pwd invocation, Next: stty invocation, Up: Working context 19.1 `pwd': Print working directory =================================== `pwd' prints the name of the current directory. Synopsis: pwd [OPTION]... The program accepts the following options. Also see *note Common options::. `-L' `--logical' If the contents of the environment variable `PWD' provide an absolute name of the current directory with no `.' or `..' components, but possibly with symbolic links, then output those contents. Otherwise, fall back to default `-P' handling. `-P' `--physical' Print a fully resolved name for the current directory. That is, all components of the printed name will be actual directory names--none will be symbolic links. If `-L' and `-P' are both given, the last one takes precedence. If neither option is given, then this implementation uses `-P' as the default unless the `POSIXLY_CORRECT' environment variable is set. Due to shell aliases and built-in `pwd' functions, using an unadorned `pwd' interactively or in a script may get you different functionality than that described here. Invoke it via `env' (i.e., `env pwd ...') to avoid interference from the shell. An exit status of zero indicates success, and a nonzero value indicates failure.