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> The question is why is bash's pwd defaulting differently inside Perl?

From qx

Similarly to system, if the string contains no shell metacharacters then it will executed directly.

Not sure what is included into "shell metacharacters" but a simple semicolon seems to suffice to force execution via the shell ...

lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$ perl -MCwd -E'say `pwd;` ' /tmp/sym lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$ perl -MCwd -E'say `pwd` ' /tmp/dir lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$

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Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery


In reply to Re^5: Getting the absolute path of a script, without PWD (bug) by LanX
in thread Getting the shell's version of working directory, without PWD's help by perlancar

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