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Pathname of current directory (PHP 4, PHP 5)
string posix_getcwd ( )

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 1867. 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();



This function can fail on

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