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_getdcwd_nolock, _wgetdcwd_nolock

Gets the full path name of the current working directory on the specified drive.

char *_getdcwd_nolock( 
   int drive,
   char *buffer,
   int maxlen 
wchar_t *_wgetdcwd_nolock( 
   int drive,
   wchar_t *buffer,
   int maxlen 


Disk drive.


Storage location for the path.


Maximum length of path in characters: char for _getdcwd and wchar_t for _wgetdcwd.

_getdcwd_nolock and _wgetdcwd_nolock are identical to _getdcwd and _wgetdcwd, respectively, except that they are not protected from interference by other threads. They might be faster because they do not incur the overhead of locking out other threads. Use these functions only in thread-safe contexts such as single-threaded applications or where the calling scope already handles thread isolation.

Generic-Text Routine Mappings

Tchar.h routine

_UNICODE and _MBCS not defined

_MBCS defined

_UNICODE defined






Required header




<direct.h> or <wchar.h>

For more compatibility information, see Compatibility in the Introduction.