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script path, environment variable

script path, environment variable

script path, environment variable

How can I get the current path of an script.
I'm in a Windows environment and %ENV doesn't have a key for that purpose (or I can't find it).
Mi specific problem is that I want to dynamically include a folder with a path relative to my script.


RE: script path, environment variable

You can use the same syntax you would to access the folder when you're on the command line.  the following will all work:

This is the syntax in *nix, but it sould work exactly the same in windows.

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RE: script path, environment variable

I use this trick to open a ini file in the same directory as the script. I suppose you could a /../.. if required.

# Set the file value
  $my_file  = "file.ini";

# Get the directory where script.pl is located
  $my_directory = dirname($0);

# Set the ini file object
  open(SOURCE, "< $my_directory/$my_file");


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