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Python | os.getcwd() method
  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 25 Jun, 2019

OS module in Python provides functions for interacting with the operating system. OS comes under Python’s standard utility modules. This module provides a portable way of using operating system dependent functionality.
All functions in os module raise OSError in the case of invalid or inaccessible file names and paths, or other arguments that have the correct type, but are not accepted by the operating system.
os.getcwd() method tells us the location of current working directory (CWD).

Syntax: os.getcwd()

Parameter: No parameter is required.

Return Value: This method returns a string which represents the current working directory.

Example #1 :



Using os.getcwd() method to get current working directory




# Python program to explain os.getcwd() method 
        
# importing os module 
import os 
    
# Get the current working 
# directory (CWD) 
cwd = os.getcwd() 
    
# Print the current working  
# directory (CWD) 
print("Current working directory:", cwd) 
Output:
Current working directory: C:\Users\Rajnish\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python37

Example #2 :
Using os.getcwd() method to get current working directory of GeeksforGeeks which is root




# Python program to explain os.getcwd() method 
        
# importing os module 
import os 
    
# Get the current working 
# directory (CWD) 
cwd = os.getcwd() 
    
# Print the current working  
# directory (CWD) 
# which is root in this case
print("Current working directory:", cwd) 
Output:
Current working directory: /

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