What is the path to Perl and the public_html folder?

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I'm moving an existing site and needing to know what is the path to perl and the path to the public_html directory.

For example, perviously I've used
for my path to perl
for my path to public html.

Thank you.
Tim S.
Hi griffin, Thanks for posting your question. I'm sorry you're having trouble finding the path to your public_html and path to perl. I'm more than happy to assist you today. From the commandline (ssh) we ran:

locate /usr/bin/perl

And it displays this:

/usr/bin/perl /usr/bin/perl-bin /usr/bin/perl5.8.8 /usr/bin/perlbug /usr/bin/perlcc /usr/bin/perldoc /usr/bin/perlivp

You can also try this and this would be the way to call it in a perl script:


As for the path to your public_html it's going to vary by the different accounts on the server. You can run this command from the commandline to take you into the public_html folder. From root in SSH, run this command and replace username with the actual username:

cd ~username

From the command line you'll see the path to the public_html folder is:


If you need further assistance please feel free to contact us. Thanks! Tim S