in reply to change directory

What do you mean by
after ending the script I am back in the directory where I started the example

Did you start your program from the command line and you expected upon ending the script to find yourself in another directory?


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Re^2: change directory
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 24, 2016 at 13:55 UTC

    Yes. Thats what I tried to do. Starting the perl script, and after the perl script is finished, I am in a different directory.

    The perl script does much more, but the chdir function I am not able to realise.