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Re: Using Modules in a local directory

by jeroenes (Priest)
on Jul 10, 2001 at 16:41 UTC ( #95288=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using Modules in a local directory

Hi Speedfreak,

If you put a perl module in the directory you call perl from, let's say /home/jeroenes/work as in:

cd /home/jeroenes/work perl /var/scripts/script1.pl mylocalfile.txt
Than perl searches the current/calling dir: /home/jeroenes/work for .pm modules. The use Blah::Foo; statement is seen as "look for Foo.pm in ./Blah/". So use Blah::Foo; will fetch /home/jeroenes/work/Blah/Foo.pm for you.

As for your second question, see the docs of ExtUtils::MakeMaker. In short, add a LIB directive to the commandline: perl Makefile.pm LIB=/home/jeroenes/work"

Hope this helps,

Jeroen
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