Linux pwd Command Tutorial With Examples


Linux pwd command is the acronym of the print working directory . This command is a very old and popular command. This command does do not have a lot of features. But the features it has are very useful for us. Pwd is supported by Linux, AIX, HP-UX, BSD, UNIX.

Print Current Working Directory

The ultimate usage is printing the current working directory into the terminal. We will just issue the pwd command .

$ pwd

Assign Current Working Directory To Shell Variable

Another popular usage is setting the current working directory value or full path into a shell variable. We will run pwd command in a new shell and assign the returning value into current shells variable name mypath .

$ mypath=$(pwd)

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