Files in unix and windows

Byron DesertLinux at
Sat Aug 21 15:48:45 CEST 2004

Hi Travis,

You want to use forward slashes with your file names.  Backslashes are 
used for special character commands, such as "/t" for <tab>, etc.

	For Windows:

	For Unix / Linux

	If you need a relative path, with no drive specified (for Windows), use:

Hope this helps,


Travis James Kleeburg wrote:

> I am trying to copy files from one directory into another using 
> shutil.copy. I am having a problem getting a usable path using 
> os.path.abspath because it doesnt return a string with the extra 
> backslashes and i was wondering if there was a better system call to use? 
> I am also looking for a system call so there wont be a problem between windows and 
> unix.

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