in reply to Directory independent processing

Generally, I use moritz' second-last listed approach, "Search relatively to the installation path of the binary" (well, of the script).

use File::Spec; my $project_dir = File::Spec->catdir( File::Spec->rel2abs(__FILE__), F +ile::Spec->updir() );
I put that in my main script, right near the top, maybe in a BEGIN block if I have to:
use File::Spec; my $project_dir; BEGIN { $project_dir = File::Spec->catdir( File::Spec->rel2abs(__FILE_ +_), File::Spec->updir() ); }
and then everything is relative to that. I used to use this to create my @INC path, but have recently been shown rlib which takes care of that for me now :-)

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