Using Linux pwd command to print current working directory

 

Using Linux pwd command to print current working directory.

 

   What is Linux pwd command? The pwd is the Linux command that can be use to print current working directory. The pwd command are called “print working directory” because the pwd command output show where you are currently on the system.  Once you're login on the Linux system, you're automatically taken into your home directory, which is usually reside inside /home/"user_name" directory for normal user or /root if you're root user on the system.  The home directory usually contains the user data (user files, folder/directory etc) and user personal data setting (browser setting, editor setting etc).  The example below show step by step using Linux pwd command and show the output from the pwd command, just type in pwd in your shell (Linux command prompt) and hit 'Enter' key to execute the pwd command.

 

Linux pwd command output example:

Using Linux pwd command to print current working directory

[fedora11@fedora11 ~]$ pwd

/home/fedora11    <= your current working directory inside /home/fedora11 directory

[fedora11@fedora11 ~]$

 

pwd command options:

       -L, --logical  =>  use PWD from environment, even if it contains symlinks

       -P, --physical  =>  avoid all symlinks

 

Linux pwd command is a shell builtin command.

[fedora11@fedora11 ~]$ type pwd

pwd is a shell builtin

[fedora11@fedora11 ~]$

 

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