Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Keep It Simple, Stupid
 
PerlMonks  

Re: How to get a file's full path?

by athomason (Curate)
on Aug 13, 2005 at 21:52 UTC ( #483614=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to get a file's full path?

Try File::Spec, namely its rel2abs() function:

$abs_path = File::Spec->rel2abs( $path ) ; $abs_path = File::Spec->rel2abs( $path, $base ) ;
It's a builtin module (at least in 5.8.7) so installation shouldn't be a concern.

Update:
See also the extended discussion at Absolute pathnames from relative?.


Comment on Re: How to get a file's full path?
Select or Download Code
Re^2: How to get a file's full path?
by bart (Canon) on Aug 14, 2005 at 11:17 UTC
    Try File::Spec, namely its rel2abs() function:
    It's not a function, it's a class method. If you want a function — and I can understand that, try File::Spec::Functions (also standard) instead.
    use File::Spec::Functions qw(rel2abs); $abs_path = rel2abs( $path );

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://483614]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others browsing the Monastery: (8)
As of 2015-07-05 04:50 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    The top three priorities of my open tasks are (in descending order of likelihood to be worked on) ...









    Results (60 votes), past polls