Get the current URL with JavaScript?

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The following example uses the window.location object to get the current URL in JavaScript:

var currentURL = window.location.href; console.log(currentURL);

The window.location object contains information about the current URL, such as the protocol (http: or https:), hostname (, pathname (/path/to/page), and more. In the example above, the href property is used to get the full URL. The result is stored in the currentURL variable and logged to the console.