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Old 07-17-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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How is Perl's INC set?

I have two Linux systems. One the RH 9 system, INC points to

On my Kubuntu system, INC points to

What initially sets INC?

What technique is preferred to modify it?
Old 07-17-2008, 02:04 PM   #2
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Either perl itself during compilation or the package maintainer of your distribution who is setting it elsewhere.

You can put Perl stuff anywhere you want and add any directory to @INC, but you can't add "." while using the taint mode.

You can add the directory to PERL5LIB or
you can add use lib 'directory'; to your perl script or
you can push your directory onto @INC in a BEGIN block like

BEGIN { push @INC,"/home/you/yourperlstuff/";}

(Really depends on your personal preferences and what else do you want to do..
Old 07-17-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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This was a big help. Thanks.
Old 06-06-2011, 03:30 PM   #4
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PER5LIB usuage

you can use PERL5LIB or try to insert the line "use lib path"

For usage you can use the link
EDIT: Link removed

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