Python os.getcwd() Method


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Description

Python method getcwd() returns current working directory of a process.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for getcwd() method −

cwd = os.getcwd()

Parameters

  • NA

Return Value

This method returns current working directory of a process.

Example

The following example shows the usage of getcwd() method.

#!/usr/bin/python

import os, sys

# First go to the "/var/www/html" directory
os.chdir("/var/www/html" )

# Print current working directory
print "Current working dir : %s" % os.getcwd()

# Now open a directory "/tmp"
fd = os.open( "/tmp", os.O_RDONLY )

# Use os.fchdir() method to change the dir
os.fchdir(fd)

# Print current working directory
print "Current working dir : %s" % os.getcwd()

# Close opened directory.
os.close( fd )

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Current working dir : /var/www/html
Current working dir : /tmp
python_files_io.htm

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