There are a number of modules that return an absolute path without resolving anything.

use Path::Tiny qw( path ); my $abs = path($0)->absolute;

For example, launching the script using ./ or perl from /home/ikegami/foo would result in /home/ikegami/foo/

But note that launching the script using ../bar/ or perl ../bar/ from /home/ikegami/foo would result in /home/ikegami/foo/../bar/ That's because /home/ikegami/foo/../bar/ can't be safely reduced to /home/ikegami/bar/ because /home/ikegami/foo might be a symlink.

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In reply to Re: Getting the absolute path of a script, without PWD by ikegami
in thread Getting the shell's version of working directory, without PWD's help by perlancar

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