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The PWD command really stands for:

by jacques (Priest)
on Feb 08, 2007 at 06:06 UTC ( #598939=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The PWD command really stands for:

Paco World Domination
[bar] 36/12%
Picky Wives Die
[bar] 2/1%
Police Want Donuts
[bar] 29/10%
Peace Will Dominate
[bar] 7/2%
Please Worship Developers
[bar] 27/9%
Perl World Domination
[bar] 66/22%
Print Working Directory
[bar] 56/19%
If I told you, I would have to kill you
[bar] 55/18%
Other (please specify)
[bar] 20/7%
298 total votes
Comment on The PWD command really stands for:
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by ikegami (Pope) on Feb 08, 2007 at 06:20 UTC

    Something recursive?

    PWD Will Dominate
    PWD Won't Do
    PWD Will Display

        No, no, you are using the wrong shift register. Surely, the answer is PWD WDP DPW.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by defyance (Curate) on Feb 08, 2007 at 06:54 UTC
    If PerlMonks goes one year without a paco reference, so help me I will clean out my perlmonks desk..

    7 years later and it's still not old!

    --
    P.S. This is what the alphabet would look like if Q and R were eliminated.. -- Mitch Hedberg

      Call me a curmudgeon, but I find it old, and tired. It could be worse I guess, people could still be going on about CowboyNeal.

      • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 08, 2007 at 09:37 UTC
    Pee While Defacating
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by DrHyde (Prior) on Feb 08, 2007 at 09:38 UTC
    Please wank discretely
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 08, 2007 at 09:39 UTC
    Plain Wrong Dummy
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by fraktalisman (Hermit) on Feb 08, 2007 at 11:22 UTC

    Peace Will Dominate :)

    Finally, a new mantra for Unix users. Thanks for the inspiration!

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 08, 2007 at 12:30 UTC
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by zerogeek (Monk) on Feb 08, 2007 at 13:40 UTC
    I must be reading too much bash.org lately. I read the poll so quick that I thought it was written in l33t! I thought to myself, "why would getting 'owned' be a poll"!?!?
    Honestly, it wasn't until I read through the suggested answers that I realized the question was asking about PWD, not pwn3d!
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Feb 08, 2007 at 13:52 UTC
    Professional Worm Drowner

    (Well, I never actually catch fish, so I don't know if you could call me a fisherman ...)

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by buff3r (Scribe) on Feb 08, 2007 at 13:58 UTC
    Practical Wording Dromedary

    buff3r
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on Feb 08, 2007 at 14:20 UTC
    Pretty Wild Data
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by Roy Johnson (Monsignor) on Feb 08, 2007 at 14:28 UTC
    Perling While Drunk
    Peace With Dishonor
    Poor Wheel Drive

    Caution: Contents may have been coded under pressure.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by cdarke (Prior) on Feb 08, 2007 at 14:38 UTC
    PWD means you have Caps Lock on. The command is pwd, or maybe your mean the shell variable PWD (Poor Wabbit Dead)?
      <elmer fudd voice> Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit! </elmer fudd voice>

      tubaandy
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on Feb 08, 2007 at 16:41 UTC
    Polymorphic Words Disconcert

    Perl Will Do

    Pseudonymous Wormwood Drinker (Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder)

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by lowphive (Monk) on Feb 08, 2007 at 17:14 UTC
    put windows down? plainly wild decorum? people want documentation? perl women? divine. perl? wild dilemma.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by rinceWind (Monsignor) on Feb 08, 2007 at 17:50 UTC

    Polls Will Distract

    --

    Oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    My friends all rate Windows, I must disagree.
    Your powers of persuasion will set them all free,
    So oh Lord, won’t you burn me a Knoppix CD ?
    (Missquoting Janis Joplin)

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by thaigrrl (Monk) on Feb 08, 2007 at 18:18 UTC
    present working directory

      This made me think of "present working district"...a girls gotta do...


      ___________
      Eric Hodges
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by lin0 (Curate) on Feb 08, 2007 at 18:18 UTC
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by wolfger (Deacon) on Feb 08, 2007 at 18:56 UTC

    If I told you, I'd have to kill you.
    Well... alright, I wouldn't *have* to, but I'd *want* to.
    Okay, okay... telling you wouldn't make me want to kill you, but I *do* want to kill somebody right now, and this is as good an excuse as any.

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by starX (Chaplain) on Feb 08, 2007 at 20:00 UTC
    By writing a wrapper script (to be installed on your buddy's system as a "fun" prank), it clearly becomes Print What's Deleted.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Feb 09, 2007 at 01:58 UTC

    Police Want Donuts. Oink oink!

    meh.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by jesuashok (Curate) on Feb 09, 2007 at 03:35 UTC
    Perl World's Door
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by qsl (Scribe) on Feb 09, 2007 at 03:48 UTC
    * piss with 'dbmclose' # breaks binding on a tied dbm file
    * piss with 'dbmopen' # create binding on a tied dbm file
    * piss with 'defined' # test whether a value, variable, or function is defined
    * piss with 'delete' # deletes a value from a hash
    * piss with 'die' # raise an exception or bail out
    * piss with 'do' # turn a BLOCK into a TERM
    * piss with 'dump' # create an immediate core dump
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by sgt (Chaplain) on Feb 09, 2007 at 13:55 UTC

    Please Want DWIM!

    ...would have been nice something recursive ;)

    cheers --stephan
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by belg4mit (Prior) on Feb 09, 2007 at 15:26 UTC
    present working directory, just a different spelling of current working directory.

    --
    In Bob We Trust, All Others Bring Data.

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by kwaping (Priest) on Feb 09, 2007 at 16:07 UTC
    Penguin will dominate (for you linux people)

    And in haiku-ish format:
    Pretty wild daughter, Pandemonium will develop. Pregnant: who's daddy?

    ---
    It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.
      hmm... "forking child as a daemon"... kwaping++

      print; wait; die

Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Feb 10, 2007 at 02:43 UTC

    Or in the case of some people I've worked for and with in the past: Purposely and Willfully Dense.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by margulies (Friar) on Feb 12, 2007 at 01:22 UTC
    Perl Wont Die!
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by shenme (Priest) on Feb 12, 2007 at 23:15 UTC
    Pico World Domination - it's the most I can hope for...
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by parlezpingouin (Initiate) on Feb 13, 2007 at 00:26 UTC
    It's an abbreviation of pwned!

    root@localhost# pwd
    /var/log

    Or it's Poor White Debutantes, which would be a great name for a riot grrl band.
Re: The PWD command really stands for:
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Feb 14, 2007 at 01:28 UTC

    PWD == Pants Will Drop.
    PWD == Parakeets Will Die
    PWD == Politicians Will Debate


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg

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