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Chapter 12. Introducing the BSD Subsystem > Basic File System Navigation

Basic File System Navigation

The most basic commands for dealing with the Unix file system are those for moving around the file system (changing that “somewhere” that the shell always is), and for listing the contents of directories (finding out what's in the same location as the shell or in some other directory). Before you start moving around, however, it's a good idea to be able to find out where you are.

Where Are You? pwd

The pwd command (print working directory) prints the full path to the current working directory—the location where you “are” at the moment in this particular shell.


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