Ubuntu Terminal: Show the Current Directory CodeUnit 27 JUL 2011

When you find yourself using the terminal in Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution for that matter, it is always pretty handy to know in which directory you are currently working. In Linux terms, this is known as your current working directory.

To quickly find out where you are in the system, simply use the pwd or print the current working directory command, which will echo out the folder you are currently browsing through.

In use:

pwd

Nifty.

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