in reply to Re^4: Perl Best Practices book: is this one a best practice or a dodgy practice?
in thread Perl Best Practices book: is this one a best practice or a dodgy practice?
You might be interested in Cwd::abs_path -- but in general, what you want to do here isn't always possible. Consider a windows box that SMB-exports two directories, one of which is a child of the other.
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