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Re: Directories Help

by themage (Friar)
on Aug 25, 2008 at 14:37 UTC ( #706696=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Directories Help

Hi smunro16,

I presume that your question is on how to get the path to the scripts.

You have two ways to get it. The first is using $0, that will give you the path to the current perl script, se second is using use Find::Bin.

If you choose to use $0:
my $path=$0; $path=~s/[^/]+$//;

$path will now have the path to the directory where your perl script is.

Note, however, that if you chdir inside you perl script $0 may not be a valid path to you perl script, once it may be relative to you initial path.

To know more about this you may want to read the thread How do I get the full path to the script executing?.

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