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relative paths in catalyst

by holli (Monsignor)
on Mar 28, 2006 at 14:58 UTC ( #539712=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
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I am writing a Catalyst application, that needs to access several files. Currently I'm doing this by using absolute paths.

Now I would like to use path names that are relative to the directory where the applications main module ( is. How can I find this directory?

When I run the app under mod_perl,
cwd returns "\xampp\apache", $Findbin::Bin returns "\xampp\apache\bin" and $0 returns "\xampp\apache\bin\apache.exe",

holli, /regexed monk/

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Re: relative paths in catalyst
by haoess (Curate) on Mar 28, 2006 at 15:17 UTC
    $c->config->{base} $c->config->{home} gives you the path, where YourApp lives. Perhaps you want $c->config->{home} . '/lib'?


    update: s/base/home/

      On my system, $c->config->{base} is empty :(

      holli, /regexed monk/
        O yes, sorry, it's $c->config->{home}.


Re: relative paths in catalyst
by LTjake (Prior) on Mar 28, 2006 at 15:49 UTC

    You can use the path_to helper:

    $c->path_to( 'bar', 'foo.txt' );

    See the docs for more info.

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