The pwd utility writes an absolute path name of the current working directory to standard output.
Both the Bourne shell, sh(1), and the Korn shell, ksh(1), also have a built-in pwd command.
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of pwd: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
If an error is detected, output will not be written to standard output, a diagnostic message will be written to standard error, and the exit status will not be 0.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
cd(1), ksh(1), sh(1), shell_builtins(1), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)
``Cannot open ..'' and ``Read error in ..'' indicate possible file system trouble and should be referred to a UNIX system administrator.
If you move the current directory or one above it, pwd may not give the correct response. Use the cd(1) command with a full path name to correct this situation.