How to obtain python file path

Ben Hutchings do-not-spam-ben.hutchings at businesswebsoftware.com
Thu Apr 3 18:42:09 CEST 2003


Please don't top-post.

In article <20030402115351679-0500 at news.covad.net>, Dan Grassi wrote:
> This works only if the python script is imported, not if it is executed 
> directly.

Well then:

    def mydir():
        import os.path, sys
        if __name__ == '__main__':
            filename = sys.argv[0]
        else:
            filename = __file__
        return os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(filename))

> Gee, I'm surprised that this is such a difficult thing to do yet 
> conceptually simple.

I don't think it is all that simple, but maybe I've just got used to the
idea that files don't know (and don't need to know) their names.




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