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This seems to be a portability issue.

cwd()."\n" eq `pwd -L`

  • holds for termux, win10
  • fails for my (old) ubuntu in a VM

I'd say file a bugreport against Cwd and in the meantime resort to `pwd` or `pwd -L` on systems where it fails.


after further investigation, it seems that `pwd` inside Perl doesn't default like pwd in bash ... which is unexpected

lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$ perl -MCwd -E'say `pwd` ' /tmp/dir lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$ pwd /tmp/sym lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$ perl -MCwd -E'say `pwd -L` ' /tmp/sym lanx@ubuntu14-large:/tmp/sym$

so strictly speaking, this is not a bug in Cwd, since cwd() returns the same like `pwd` (which does not always -L )

The question is why is bash's pwd defaulting differently inside Perl?

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

In reply to Re^4: Getting the absolute path of a script, without PWD (bug?)(update) by LanX
in thread Getting the shell's version of working directory, without PWD's help by perlancar

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