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Thanks for asking, Dave.

The issue here is, that my script is not running in the directory where the target is. Currently the linking looks something like this

my $newname="/home/script/data/archive/currentfile";
my $targetfile="/home/script/data/archive/infofile-2019-12-16";
symlink $targetfile, $newname;

In order for the link to become relative I think I will have to do a chdir to the directory of $newname and make the path of $targetfile be relative to that.

As both are in my case, in the same directory, the relative-path part is easy, but would it be different directories, it would be a bit more complicated.

As the script is not running in the /home/script/data/archive directory, I think for symlink to create a working relative link, I need to do a chdir first. But then I need to change directory back as well.

As the ln command has a "make a relative link" option, I thought there might be something available in perl as well. So in order not to reinvent the wheel, I'm asking…


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In reply to Re^2: create a relative symlink by Skeeve
in thread create a relative symlink by Skeeve

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