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Determining the path a file resides in

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Say I run a perl script from the home directory like so:

perl /some/path/scriptname

How do I determine the "/some/path" from inside scriptname?
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use FindBin qw($Bin);
print $Bin;

http://perldoc.perl.org/FindBin.html
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