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how to get the parent directory name?
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:
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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