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I should note also that the auto directory is specifically only for read-only files that are created at install-time, and not for any other sort of file. Once installed, nothing in auto will ever change.

Although it was created originally for autosplit et al, the creation of File::ShareDir and related things has grown off this original purpose, as a place to put things that aren't libs, that are auto-generated or provided at install time.

You may like to think of it as sort of like a Perl-specific platform-neutral version of /var/share on Unix.
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Re^3: What is the /auto/ directory used for?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 22, 2006 at 12:42 UTC
    Not /var/share. /usr/share is for read-only access.