File::Path::Expand(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation File::Path::Expand(3)

File::Path::Expand - expand filenames

use File::Path::Expand;
print expand_filename("~richardc/foo"); # prints "/home/richardc/foo"

File::Path::Expand expands user directories in filenames. For the simple case it's no more complex than s{^~/}{$HOME/}, but for other cases it consults "getpwent" and does the right thing.

Richard Clamp <>

Copyright (c) 2003, Richard Clamp. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.
2021-05-24 perl v5.34.0