I have a situation where I call a ruby script from a directory that is a
logical link to the actual one. So for instance the actual path is:
But the path used to call the script is
where tmp/testing/bin is a logical link to projects/bin.
With Ruby-1.8.7 using a simple require in the script, like this, works
require File.dirname(FILE) + “…/lib/library”
However, this no longer works in 1.9.2 because of the decision, asinine
in my opinion, to remove . from the default load path. So, what I am
trying to discover is how best to provide an absolute path which gives
the same result. The problem is that when I build such a path using
File.expand_path I end up with this:
which fails because there is no /home/me/projects/tmp/testing/lib
My question is: Is there any way to obtain the absolute path for
FILE such that it returns the path to its actual location and not
one that includes any logical links?