What does 'pwd' mean and why is it useful?


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Question

What does ‘pwd’ stand for and what makes it useful?

Answer

It stands for ‘Print Working Directory’ and it comes in handy when you want to ensure you’re in the right directory.

If you find yourself confused about where you’ve navigated to in future lessons or in the real world, it’s helpful to use pwd to see where you are, and ls to see what’s available to move into.