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find scripts directory location

Posted on 2006-06-09
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If $0 gives the location of the script you are running, how can I just get the directory where the script is located?

CWD; doesn't work the I want, since if I execute a script located on a network drive from the commandline on my local PC, the working directory would be whatever directory I'm in at my shell.


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If what you are asking is how to extract from $0, which has both a path and the name of the script, just the directory then you can use File::Basename thus:

use File::Basename;

$script = basename ($0);
$dir = dirname($0);

print "$script was run from $dir\n";
__END__

If that isn't what you need then please elaborate.

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by:Marketing_Insists
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Yes, that's it exactly, thanks!
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by:tone28
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I would probably

my @parts = split('\\\\',$0);

pop(@parts);

print join "\\",@parts;
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by:tone28
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oops too late.
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