Leo Izen Leo Izen - 10 months ago 63
Perl Question

Does perl look in the current directory (.) for modules?

Does perl look in . (the current directory) for modules? I can't directly install a module and I think I could copy it into the local directory. Is this true?

Answer Source

perl -V will print out various properties about your Perl installation, including the default @INC. You should notice a . in there: yes, the current working directory is searched for modules by default.

(If not, you can use environment variables PERL5LIB or PERLLIB, or -I on the command line, or add a sitecustomize.pl to perl -V:sitelib.)