Linux Commands and Shell Scripts

Linux pwd command With Example

pwd command in Linux with Examples


pwd stands for Print Working Directory. It prints the path of the working directory, starting from the root.
pwd is shell built-in command(pwd) or an actual binary(/bin/pwd).
$PWD is an environment variable which stores the path of the current directory.
This command has two flags.

pwd -L: Prints the symbolic path.
pwd -P: Prints the actual path.

In the given example the directory /home/shital/logs/ is a symbolic link for a target directory /var/logs/

B)Binary pwd (/bin/pwd):

The default behavior of Built-in pwd is same as pwd -L.
And the default behavior of /bin/pwd is same as pwd -P.

The $PWD variable value is same as pwd -L.

 

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