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Is there a way I can tell my code to use the hard paths ... exclusively?

If I understand correctly, you want to do a "typical" chdir (as a typical user) to put yourself into a directory via a symlinked path, and then be able to use a consistent path string from this point, even while invoking a sudo process.

Try something like this maybe:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Cwd; my $startup_path = getcwd; my $symlink_path = "some/symlink/path"; chdir $symlink_path; my $working_path = getcwd; printf( "Started in %s, chdir'd to %s, now in %s\n", $startup_path, $symlink_path, $working_path );
I think it should be the case that the value of "$working_path" should always be the absolute, physical path, without any symlink component in it.

In reply to Re: symlink woes by graff
in thread symlink woes by FredKJ

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