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Re^3: How to determine the path to the Perl binary that executed your program?

by rafl (Friar)
on Sep 28, 2006 at 19:43 UTC ( #575413=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How to determine the path to the Perl binary that executed your program?
in thread How to determine the path to the Perl binary that executed your program?

Actually, it doesn't.

$ perl -le'print $^X' /usr/bin/perl $ cp /usr/bin/perl ~/tmp/ $ ./tmp/perl -le'print $^X' /home/rafl/tmp/perl

Cheers, Flo


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Re^4: How to determine the path to the Perl binary that executed your program?
by mreece (Friar) on Sep 28, 2006 at 19:48 UTC
    according to perldoc perlvar,
    Depending on the host operating system, the value of $^X may be a relative or absolute pathname of the perl program file, or may be the string used to invoke perl but not the pathname of the perl program file.
    and indeed,
    osx% perl -le'print $^X' perl

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