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How to add paths in @INC file

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 18, 2001 at 21:37 UTC ( #89369=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I want to add some paths like root/cgi-bin/csr in @INC file How can i do it give me response asap Thank Hussain

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Re: How to add paths in @INC file
by mr.nick (Chaplain) on Jun 18, 2001 at 21:44 UTC
    If you are trying to allow Perl to find modules that you are use'or require'ing, you can use lib ...
    use lib '/path/to/my/libs'; use MySpecialLib;

    mr.nick ...

Re: How to add paths in @INC file
by cforde (Monk) on Jun 18, 2001 at 23:01 UTC
    There are a couple of ways depending on what you're trying to do: Perl has a '-I' pararamter which allows additional libraries to be included like this:
    Perl -I "root/cgi-bin/csr"
    For those on Windows, beware that ActiveState Perl 5.005_3 has a bug that causes paths to be chopped at the first space. or if you don't want (or can't) pass parameters you probably want this:
    use 'root/cgi-bin/csr';
    as a last resort you might try:
    BEGIN { push @INC, 'root/cgi-bin/csr' };
    The BEGIN block is executed before the rest of the program.

    Have fun,
    Carl Forde

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