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FULLPATH=$(perl -e "use Cwd 'abs_path';print abs_path('$0');")
2013-02-01 20:09:34
User: follier
Functions: perl
0

Since none of the systems I work on have readlink, this works cross-platform (everywhere has perl, right?).

Note: This will resolve links.

dirname $(readlink -f ${BASH_SOURCE[0]})
BASEDIR=$(dirname $(readlink -f $0))
STARTING_DIR=$(cd $(dirname $0) && pwd)
2011-11-30 17:35:15
User: bbbco
Functions: cd dirname
0

Sometimes you need the full path to your script, regardless of how it was executed (which starting directory) in order to maintain other relative paths in the script.

If you attempt to just use something simple like:

STARTING_DIR="${0%/*}"

you will only get the relative path depending on where you first executed the script from.

You can get the relative path to the script (from your starting point) by using dirname, but you actually have to change directories and print the working directory to get the absolute full path.

cd $(dirname $(find ~ -name emails.txt))
2009-05-01 21:26:58
User: haivu
Functions: cd dirname find
Tags: bash dirname
9

This command looks for a single file named emails.txt which is located somewhere in my home directory and cd to that directory. This command is especially helpful when the file is burried deep in the directory structure. I tested it against the bash shells in Xubuntu 8.10 and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6

find -depth . | (while read FULLPATH; do BASENAME=`basename "${FULLPATH}"`; DIRNAME=`dirname "${FULLPATH}"`; mv "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME}" "${DIRNAME}/${BASENAME// /_}"; done)
2009-03-24 21:04:32
User: mohan43u
Functions: find mv read
-9

Takes filenames and directory names and replace space to '_'.