Perl regex to parse a variable for the dir and filename

I have a problem on a web form. The form is passing a variable to either a full or relative path on the system. If the path doesn't exist the I need to create the dir (after some checking, etc) so that a file can be uploaded to it.

So the called to filename and basename will not work since they expect existing valid paths.

I was thinking that something like:

my $dirpath = $setpath;
$dirpath =~ s/\/(.*?\/)//;

would just remove the file name and leave me with the dir. But alas it just returns the string. :(
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my ($dirpath,$filename) = $setpath =~ /(.*\/)(.*)/;
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Brian Sretired geekAuthor Commented:
That was it!
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