Display the current directory path in cmd

How to display the full path of the current directory in Windows command prompt ? Simply use the cd command and the current path is displayed in the prompt.

How to display the full path of the current directory in cmd ?

When using batch files it becomes much useful to reuse the current location path. Especially when scripting dynamic actions using variables.

Directly from the command prompt cmd.exe :

Windows command prompt cd to display the path of the current folder.

From a batch script, i.e. a .bat file:


For example, use this simple example to assign a batch variable with the current directory path and display it to the screen.

Note: to use this example, simply copy and paste the code below to a BATCH file, for example DisplayDirectory.bat and execute it.

echo off
rem the previous command is disabling echo to avoid all lines on the execution screen

rem setting the variable with the current directory value
set VarPath=%CD%

rem displaying the variable on the prompt screen
echo "The current folder is:"
echo %VarPath%

rem setting a 15 seconds timeout to let the prompt displayed
timeout 15

To go further and check out more possibilities of the cd command, this article explains how to change the current directory in MS-DOS.