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Re: Working directory oddity

by cLive ;-) (Prior)
on Oct 18, 2007 at 04:51 UTC ( #645644=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Working directory oddity

Windows, right? It helps if you clarify when writing these questions :)

Possibly abs_path can help?

use strict; use warnings; use Cwd qw(abs_path); chdir("C:\WINDOWS\PROGRAM FILES"); # <- or whatever it is in windows. my $thisdir = abs_path('.'); print "This dir is $this_dir\n";

Untested (I'm in Linux), but that would be my first stab at this.

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Re^2: Working directory oddity
by ikegami (Pope) on Oct 18, 2007 at 05:38 UTC

    Sorry, that doesn't work :( and not just cause your slashes are unescaped ;)
    getcwd, cwd and abs_path all return paths using the same caps provided to chdir (and with the slashes reversed to /).

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[GrandFather]: However, by the end of the day I had discovered its deceptions and now have it working correctly, so yes, all's well that ends well. :-D
[Corion]: GrandFather: Ah, (hardware) APIs - I have a similar situation with Chrome and its API... It is fairly underdocumented and I guess I have to hunt...
[Corion]: ... down supposedly working code to find out what I'm supposed to do
[GrandFather]: I haven't any "working code" to inspect! I have to find ways to generate reference signals then check the numbers I get at the far end match.
[GrandFather]: That's ok when the signal is a voltage, but there are three axis accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers in these things! A little invention is needed at times!
[Corion]: GrandFather: Yeah, in that aspect, hardware is far more a black box than software
[GrandFather]: Oh, and the manufacturer tells lies too! I'm sure they don't mean to, but I know for sure some of the stuff they say is just wrong. It's possible they don't understand what we are asking, but that's not a good look either
[Corion]: GrandFather: Ah, unit testing hardware is fun, especially when the hardware is uncalibrated ...
[GrandFather]: Us: "What scaling do we need to apply to the numbers from the SDK for the wibble?". Them: "Oh, the numbers from the SDK for the wibble are already correct, they don't need scaling"

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