ps1

The Linux pwd command (and Linux command line prompts)

Linux current directory FAQ: How do I show what directory I'm currently in on a Unix or Linux system?

Just use the Unix/Linux pwd command, like this:

pwd

If you're in a directory named /home/al, the output looks like this:

$ pwd
/home/al

If you're in a directory named /tmp, the output looks like this:

$ pwd
/tmp

That's all there is to the pwd command.

My Linux/Cygwin command prompt

As each day passes I use Cygwin more and more. One of the things I like to do on Unix platforms is to control what my command prompt looks like. On Cygwin, I edited my .bash_profile to include a multi-line entry like this:

PS1='
$PWD
yo: '

This may look bizarre, but I like the results. It makes my command line prompt look like this: