Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Syntactic Confectionery Delight

Re^4: Cwd::abs_path or FindBin::Bin?

by Skeeve (Parson)
on Jun 05, 2019 at 10:24 UTC ( #11100998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Cwd::abs_path or FindBin::Bin?
in thread Cwd::abs_path or FindBin::Bin?

Thanks again!

So am I right assuming that this should be the most portable way when I want to use just core modules?

use File::Basename; use File::Spec::Functions; use lib catdir( dirname( $FindBin::RealBin ), 'lib' );


Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re^5: Cwd::abs_path or FindBin::Bin?
by haukex (Archbishop) on Jun 05, 2019 at 10:41 UTC

    The File::Basename documentation says:

    dirname() and basename() emulate the behaviours, and quirks, of the shell and C functions of the same name. ... dirname ... This function is provided for compatibility with the Unix shell command dirname(1) and has inherited some of its quirks. In spite of its name it does NOT always return the directory name as you might expect.

    Although it doesn't say what exactly those quirks are. To get a directory ../lib relative to the script into @INC using only core modules, I might suggest the following, although there may be some tricky symlink situations where they return different results (abs_path goes out to the filesystem, the second code example does not). Then the question becomes how likely you think that might be. Test cases are best :-)

    use FindBin; use File::Spec::Functions qw/updir catdir/; use Cwd qw/abs_path/; use lib abs_path( catdir( $FindBin::RealBin, updir, 'lib' ) ); # - or - use FindBin; use File::Spec::Functions qw/splitdir catdir/; use lib do { my @p = splitdir $FindBin::RealBin; catdir @p[0 .. $#p-1], 'lib' };

      A final Thank You!

      I've now used the Cwd-variant.


Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Domain Nodelet?
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://11100998]
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others studying the Monastery: (7)
As of 2022-12-07 17:08 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?

    No recent polls found