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change the end of a path inside file
The splitpath method will seperate the file name from the directory. Take the file it returns, decrement it, and use the catpath method to rebuild the path.
This solution will be portable across most systems.
my ($volume, $path, $file) = File::Spec->catpath($path_to_decrement);
my $newpath = File::Spec->catpath($volume, $path, $file);
This way is a little pedestrian, but it gets the job done.
Hope this helps!
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