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Re: change the end of a path inside file

by jwest (Friar)
on Jul 17, 2002 at 19:13 UTC ( #182557=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to change the end of a path inside file

use File::Spec.

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.

use File::Spec; my ($volume, $path, $file) = File::Spec->catpath($path_to_decrement); --$file; my $newpath = File::Spec->catpath($volume, $path, $file);
This way is a little pedestrian, but it gets the job done.

Hope this helps!

--jwest


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