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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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I make decisions, and my brain carries them out
My brain makes the decisions, and I observe them (if I'm lucky)
I make some decisions, and my brain makes others
My spouse makes decisions and I and my brain carry them out
I wrote a program to relieve me and my brain from the burden of decision-making
The black-helicopter people project the decisions into my brain and then I do as ordered
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