In your script, define the $__PATH__ variable as follow:
__PATH__=$(cd $(dirname "$0"); pwd)
This solution is pretty complicated and expensive (spawns two subshells), but all other attempts I made got tricked by edge cases.
- You have to avoid . and .. entries that can occur in $0
- You need to abstract the fact the path can contain symbolic links.
- You must be as cross-platform as possible (readlink was a candidate to solve this, but for example, OSX and GNU implementations have very different syntaxes).