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Solution to IIS relative paths, compatible



Oct 17, 2001, 11:47 PM

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Solution to IIS relative paths, compatible Can't Post

OK, I've posted this code is some other topics aswell. I think it's very important everone knows about this.

Most comlex scripts fail running under IIS with relative paths or require 'file' files. Most of the time, a 'can't locate at @INC', or 'file not found' message appears (or is written in the error log). This is because the current directory in IIS is the WWW-root. I've seen a solution to this problem in the code of a different BB system.

Here it is:

$THIS_PATH = 'current-directory-you-specified';
push @INC, $THIS_PATH;


# This all works now!!!

require '';
open('file.txt') or die ....

Hope it helps... (well, it worked for me)

P.S. Currently, I'm developing a bunch of mudules for this.
XProgramming::CGI::Location; // auto detects location of CGI + IIS bugfix
XProgramming::CGI::ErrorTrap; // handle errors better, with personal dialogs
XProgramming::CGI::Template; // template parser
And so on.
They are available as single download at this moment, , available from

I've posted this topic in the Immediate Subject first, but I realized it should be posted herre.


Oct 17, 2001, 11:48 PM

Post #2 of 2 (4575 views)
Re: Solution to IIS relative paths, compatible [In reply to] Can't Post

Sorry, I guess something got wrong with posting. I thought my previous post failed in this topic.


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