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PWD(1)                  NetBSD General Commands Manual                  PWD(1)

pwd -- return working directory name
pwd [-LP]
pwd writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to the standard output. The following options are available: -L If the PWD environment variable is an absolute pathname that con- tains neither "/./" nor "/../" and references the current direc- tory, then PWD is assumed to be the name of the current direc- tory. -P Print the physical path to the current working directory, with symbolic links in the path resolved. The default for the pwd command is -P. pwd is usually provided as a shell builtin (which may have a different default).
The pwd utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
cd(1), csh(1), ksh(1), sh(1), getcwd(3)
The pwd utility is expected to be conforming to IEEE Std 1003.1 (``POSIX.1''), except that the default is -P not -L.
A pwd utility appeared in Version 5 AT&T UNIX.
In csh(1) the command dirs is always faster (although it can give a dif- ferent answer in the rare case that the current directory or a containing directory was moved after the shell descended into it). pwd -L relies on the file system having unique inode numbers. If this is not true (e.g., on FAT file systems) then pwd -L may fail to detect that PWD is incorrect. NetBSD 9.0 August 12, 2016 NetBSD 9.0
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