[Python-Dev] ImportWarning flood

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve rwgk at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 22 07:34:53 CEST 2006

--- Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> wrote:

> On 6/21/06, Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve <rwgk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I am getting tons of "ImportWarning: Not importing directory". See below
> for
> > examples. It is impractical for me to reorganize our directory structure.
> I'd
> > be busy for a week or more and people would probably scream at me because
> all
> > the paths have changed. Are there other options to get rid of the warnings?
> Check out the -W command line option and the warnings module. These
> document how to suppress warnings.


This does the trick:

python -W'ignore:Not importing directory'

But this doesn't:

python -W'ignore:Not importing directory:ImportWarning'

I tried a bunch of variations without success. A few examples here would be
very valuable:


Also, the magic incantation to silence the warnings would be very helpful here:


Is there a way to set the warning options via an environment variable?
Otherwise I am forced to use a wrapper or aliases.

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