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Re: how to get the parent directory name?

by reneeb (Chaplain)
on Dec 08, 2006 at 11:50 UTC ( #588568=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how to get the parent directory name?

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use Cwd; print Cwd::realpath('..');

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Re^2: how to get the parent directory name?
by grinder (Bishop) on Dec 08, 2006 at 13:29 UTC

    Bzzzt! Crash! This is the sound of the cross-platform compatibility police knocking at your door!

    I feel obliged to point out that there is a module that encapsulates the concept of parent directory. Thus your code becomes:

    use strict; use warnings; use Cwd; use File::Spec; print Cwd::realpath(File::Spec->updir);

    When code begins to involve both Cwd and File::Spec, you know it's time to look at Path::Class (see elsewhere in this thread).

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