jevon has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I found dirname

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Hello Monks,

Given the string "/dir1/dir2/dir3/ .. /dirLast//"

is stored in a variable $myDirectory

How do I extract the entire path up to "/dirLast"?

Put simply, I want the path to the parent directory
of $myDirectory.