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Determining the directory the running script is in

by cLive ;-) (Parson)
on Jun 26, 2007 at 16:28 UTC ( #623451=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
cLive ;-) has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I've been using this:
#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Cwd 'abs_path'; my $script_dir = substr( abs_path($0), 0, rindex(abs_path($0),'/') ) print $script_dir.$/;
Seems a little long winded though... Is there a simpler answer?

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Re: Determining the directory the running script is in
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 26, 2007 at 16:35 UTC

    How about

    use File::Basename 'dirname'; use Cwd 'abs_path'; my $script_dir = abs_path(dirname($0));
Re: Determining the directory the running script is in
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Jun 26, 2007 at 16:42 UTC

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