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Answer: How do I find what dir the perl script is running from?

by Theodorus (Initiate)
on Dec 29, 2000 at 20:31 UTC ( #48830=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > GUI Programming > How do I find what directory the perl script is running from? - Answer contributed by Theodorus

I use:

use FindBin qw($Bin);

$Bin is set to the value of the script's path.

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Re: Answer: How do I find what dir the perl script is running from?
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 30, 2000 at 00:29 UTC
    Even better (for Unix), you can try one of the following...

    $var = `/usr/bin/pwd`; # put the current dir in to $var
    

    print `/usr/bin/pwd`; # print the cwd to STDOUT

      this way you'll get dir the script is running _on_, and not the path script is running _from_
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