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posix_getcwd — Pathname of current directory


string posix_getcwd ( void )

Gets the absolute pathname of the script's current working directory. On error, it sets errno which can be checked using posix_get_last_error()

Return values

Returns a string of the absolute pathname on success. On error, returns FALSE and sets errno which can be checked with posix_get_last_error().


Example#1 posix_getcwd() example

This example will return the absolute path of the current working directory of the script.

echo 'My current working directory is '.posix_getcwd();


Note: This function can fail on

  • Read or Search permission was denied
  • Pathname no longer exists