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PWD stands for...

what does pwd stand for?  

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  1. 1. This one has annoyed me so I though I would take it to a vote what does pwd stand for?

    • Present Working Directory
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    • Print Working Directory
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I have seen people type that pwd is Print Working Directory but in both the

RHCE handbook and Novell's CLE handbook they say it stands for Present Working Directory.

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i'll go for print working directory

 

heh :)

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Print working directory sounds good enough for me (and it's good enough for Wikipedia).

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Let me assure you that the command pwd is print working directory.

 

However the $PWD is present working directory .. thus its BOTH!

 

;)

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PWD(1) User Commands PWD(1)

 

 

 

NAME

pwd - print name of current/working directory

 

SYNOPSIS

pwd [OPTION]

 

DESCRIPTION

Print the full filename of the current working directory.

 

--help display this help and exit

 

--version

output version information and exit

 

NOTE: your shell may have its own version of pwd, which usually super-

sedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's docu-

mentation for details about the options it supports.

 

AUTHOR

Written by Jim Meyering.

 

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the

terms of the GNU General Public License

<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the

extent permitted by law.

 

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for pwd is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If

the info and pwd programs are properly installed at your site, the com-

mand

 

info pwd

 

should give you access to the complete manual.

 

 

 

pwd 5.94 February 2006 PWD(1)

lines 1-47/47 (END)

 

Print then.... Though when i first encountered it as a windows user, i thought it meant "password"....

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