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I seem to be getting a getcwd error suddenly throughout my system. Thoughts anyone.

shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: No such file or directory
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Have you deleted the directory you are in?

Try cd / or cd ~.

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This is generally the problem when pwd fails. cd alone should work, as it seems to default to the home directory. Attempts to pushd a now non-existent directory fail better: they pop the no-more dir and push the current dir. –  Jeremy W. Sherman Feb 13 '11 at 19:08
    
rare, and cd will resolve, but what is it, if not that the current directory was deleted? Is this something that sinks suspicions, a filesystem problem creeping up on you? –  chillin Dec 6 '14 at 4:27

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