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How do I get the full path to the script executing?

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Contributed by clemburg on Nov 08, 2000 at 21:12 UTC
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Answer: How do I get the full path to the script executing?
contributed by clemburg

If you want only the directory part, use File::Basename, like this:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use File::Spec::Functions qw(rel2abs); use File::Basename; print dirname(rel2abs($0));

Using a regex here is calling for trouble.

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Answer: How do I get the full path to the script executing?
contributed by l2kashe

or even Cwd

use stict; use Cwd qw(abs_path); my $path = abs_path($0);
Answer: How do I get the full path to the script executing?
contributed by Dominus

Use the standard FindBin module:

use FindBin '$Bin'; print "The script is located in $Bin.\n";
Answer: How do I get the full path to the script executing?
contributed by clash

I think that that is overworked. When I used $ENV{'SCRIPT_NAME'} it gave me the full path (not URL) to the script being executed. But maybe thats just me...

Answer: How do I get the full path to the script executing?
contributed by tye

Since the existence of replies is not shown when looking at the list of answers, I added this "answer" just to visibly note that using the "FindBin" module may not be the best choice. See FindBin is broken (RE: How do I get the full path to the script executing?) for more information.

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