Daniel Berger wrote:
> phil.swenson / gmail.com wrote:
>> I'm trying to find the full path to a file. File.dirname(__FILE__) 
>> always returns ".", which doesn't really do me any good.  The working 
>> directory is not always the same as where the file is, so I can't use 
>> the "." in any useful way.
> 
> I think you want File.expand_path(File.dirname(__FILE__))

I tend to use this idiom a lot:
   require File.expand_path(__FILE__+'/../relative/path/to/file')

For ruby, "file" and "dummydir/../file" are considered as 2 different
files, so I think it's a good idea to always use absolute directories
when doing a require.

Daniel