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How to Get the Current Working Directory in Golang?

  • Last Updated : 10 May, 2020
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Getwd functionis used to get the current working directory in Golang, the function returns the rooted path name and if the current directory can be reached via multiple paths, the function can return any one of them.

Syntax:

func Getwd()(dir string, err error)

The func returns two things the directory and also error, if there is no error it returns nil.




// Golang code for printing
// current working directory
  
package main
  
import (
    "fmt"
    "os"
)
  
func main() {
  
    // using the function
    mydir, err := os.Getwd()
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Println(err)
    }
    fmt.Println(mydir)
}

Output:

users/home/desktop

You may get different outputs on online compilers. For better understanding, use the offline compiler.

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