import path, script path (was Re: module path)

John Machin sjmachin at
Fri Dec 28 22:18:25 CET 2001

"Alex Martelli" <aleax at> wrote in message news:<a0hn1l$lbd$1 at>...
> "Garett Shulman" <shulmang at> wrote in message
> news:n1an2u4rvau9f86r5dcl895lokb05354pr at
> > I would like to store my modules and scripts in a folder other than
> > the python folder. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I need
> > to do in order to be able to import the scipts in the interpreter? Is
> > there a path that the interpreter searches which I could modify?

[snipped: Alex's answer re first part of the OP's question -- path to
follow when
        import mymodule

1. I note that (for win32) since Python 2.2, <python
directory>\lib\site-packages appears as the last entry of sys.path
(and this is the default location where distutils unloads the truck
when you say >python install).

2. Can somebody please help with the OP's implicit but not quite asked
2nd part of question: How to set up the path to follow when

prompt> python

The answers are no doubt OS-specific; help for the Windows NT family
would be personally appreciated.

For example, having to do this is a pain:
prompt>python %pythonbin%\Tools\Scripts\

Cheers & TIA,

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