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Dear Monks,

I have the following code.

use strict; use warnings; use File::Basename; my $script_dirname = dirname(__FILE__); print "dirname: $script_dirname\n";

When I run the script I get the following output:

C:\Data\scripting\misc>path_test.pl dirname: C:\Data\scripting\misc C:\Data\scripting\misc>

This is what I expect. I get the full path of the directory. All is good.

However when I run the script with the interpreter I get the following:

C:\Data\scripting\misc>perl path_test.pl dirname: . C:\Data\scripting\misc>

I just get the "." for the current directory.

Why is this the case? How can I always get easily the full path of the directoy where my script is running - no matter how the user calls the script?

(It must work on Windows and would be nice if this also runs on Unix).

Thanks for your help.

regards deMichi

In reply to Windows - dirname(__FILE__) by demichi

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