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How to find the working directory during runtime with Powershell Get-Location

19 July,2012 by Tom Collins

Question: I’d like to view the working directory on the powershell command line, like the pwd in Linux ? I’m experiencing problems when  moving from drive to drive in the scripts , but not finding the location. 

The other problem is to get the current directory during run-time and use in scripts.What cmdlet can I use to solve the above problems?

Answer: Use the Get-Location cmdlet.  

(Get-Location -PSProvider FileSystem).ProviderPath	


Add Get-Location to a variable and use it in the script. A typical use may be to display the information to a user or to move files.

Some good examples of Powershell Get-location are in these scripts.

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