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* [PATCH] proc.5: use "pwd -P" for printing cwd
@ 2020-07-20  6:12 Jakub Wilk
  2020-07-20  9:36 ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 2+ messages in thread
From: Jakub Wilk @ 2020-07-20  6:12 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Michael Kerrisk; +Cc: linux-man

"/bin/pwd" happens to work with the GNU coreutils implementation, which
has -P as the default, contrary to POSIX requirements.

Use "pwd -P" instead, which is shorter, easier to type, and should work

Signed-off-by: Jakub Wilk <>
 man5/proc.5 | 11 +----------
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/man5/proc.5 b/man5/proc.5
index 0dbc05228..55f425dcd 100644
--- a/man5/proc.5
+++ b/man5/proc.5
@@ -588,19 +588,10 @@ for instance, you can do this:
 .in +4n
-.RB "$" " cd /proc/20/cwd; /bin/pwd"
+.RB "$" " cd /proc/20/cwd; pwd \-P"
-Note that the
-.I pwd
-command is often a shell built-in, and might
-not work properly.
-.BR bash (1),
-you may use
-.IR "pwd\ \-P" .
 .\" The following was still true as at kernel 2.6.13
 In a multithreaded process, the contents of this symbolic link
 are not available if the main thread has already terminated

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