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(Guildenstern) Re: New module usage

by Guildenstern (Deacon)
on Feb 23, 2001 at 01:13 UTC ( #60333=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to New module usage

It will use the one installed on the system before the one you have modified. I ran into the same problem while making a bug fix in a module I've written. I got my script to see the correct module by using the command line switch -I. (that's a dot). That will make the current directory the first entry in @INC, which means it will be searched first for modules. That should cause your module to be located before the installed one and used instead.

Guildenstern
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Re: (Guildenstern) Re: New module usage
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 23, 2001 at 01:16 UTC
    Where do I enter in the command line switch? Can I just add it to my script somehow?
      Yes. My answer is equivalent to -I, but is internal to the script. Also, you can put flags on the #! line at the begining of your script:
      #!/usr/bin/perl -w -I. use strict; use ModuleToTest;
      is the same as
      #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use lib '.'; use ModuleToTest;
      I happen to like the use_lib method better, as it is more readilly apparent what you are doing (but still might warrant a comment.)
      To do it that way you type it in the prompt like this:
      C:\>perl script.pl -l.

      - p u n k k i d
      "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." -Albert Einstein

      Well, you can do like Adam suggested. I believe (but am not 100% sure) that you can make the -I. part of your hash-bang line: !#/usr/bin/perl -w -I.
      I'm coming from the NT world, so I'm used to using it as I call the script: perl -I. myscript.pl

      Guildenstern
      Negaterd character class uber alles!

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