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PathConvert(3)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation	PathConvert(3)

       File::PathConvert - DEPRECATED: USE File::Spec and Cwd::abs_path().

	   *** THIS MODULE (File::PathConvert) IS DEPRECATED. ****

	   There are several known bugs, and it	is not being actively
	   maintained since all	functionality is now available in
	   modules ( and File::Spec) bundled in every Perl
	   distribution	of recent vintage.  This version is provided to
	   fix a few bugs and to get the word out about	the

	   Please use Cwd::abs_path() instead of
	   File::PathConvert::realpath() and File::Spec	methods	instead
	   of all other	path manipulation functions in this module.

	   If you use setfstype, you probably want to access a File::Spec::Foo
	   module for the appropriate operating	system.

	   There is also a version of File::Spec on CPAN for backwards

	   Thank you,

	   Barrie Slaymaker <>

       "realpath" is not fully multiplatform.

       "abs2rel" is broken in MacOS mode.

       o   In URLs, paths not ending in	'/' are	split such that	the last name
	   in the path is a filename.  This is not intuitive: many people use
	   such	URLs for directories, and most servers send a redirect.	 This
	   may cause programers	using this package to code in bugs, it may be
	   more	pragmatic to always assume all names are directory names.
	   (Note that the query	portion	is always part of the filename).

       o   If the relative and base paths are on different volumes, no error
	   is returned.	 A silent, hopefully reasonable	assumption is made.

       o   No detection	of unix	style paths is done when other filesystems are
	   selected, like File::Basename does.

       Barrie Slaymaker	<> Shigio Yamaguchi

perl v5.32.1			  2002-03-08			PathConvert(3)


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