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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get script's own directory in bash script

It was always a problem for me to get the directory the called script is stored in, in the script itself. Thanks to this SO question (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/59895/can-a-bash-script-tell-what-directory-its-stored-in) it's not a problem anymore. As it says:
DIR="$( cd "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"
Or, to get the dereferenced path (all directory symlinks resolved), do this:
DIR="$( cd -P "$( dirname "${BASH_SOURCE[0]}" )" && pwd )"

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