Find out the current working directory in C/C++

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In this section, we will see how to get the current working directory using C or C++. We have defined some flags for the current operating system.

Example Code

 Live Demo

#ifdef WINDOWS
#include <direct.h>
#define GetCurrentDir _getcwd
#include <unistd.h>
#define GetCurrentDir getcwd

using namespace std;

std::string get_current_dir() {
   char buff[FILENAME_MAX]; //create string buffer to hold path
   GetCurrentDir( buff, FILENAME_MAX );
   string current_working_dir(buff);
   return current_working_dir;

main() {
   cout << get_current_dir() << endl;


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Published on 02-Apr-2019 12:13:34