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.\" @(#)pwd.1 8.2 (Berkeley) 4/28/95
.Dd April 28, 1995
.Dt PWD 1
.Os BSD 4
.Nd return working directory name
writes the absolute pathname of the current working directory to
the standard output.
Some shells may provide a builtin
command which is similar or identical to this utility.
.Xr builtin 1
utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.
utility is expected to be
flag is not supported.
.Sh SEE ALSO
.Xr builtin 1 ,
.Xr cd 1 ,
.Xr csh 1 ,
.Xr getcwd 3 ,
.Xr sh 1
.Xr csh 1
is always faster because it is built into that shell.
However, it can give a different answer in the rare case
that the current directory or a containing directory was moved after
the shell descended into it.