detecting the operating system

Woojay Jeon wjj{nospam}eon at
Fri Feb 27 09:00:31 CET 2004

OK, I tried a Google search on this Usenet group but couldn't find a
solution, so I'm posting my question here (if there's a better archive than
the one in Google, please let me know).

Does anybody know how to detect the operating system under which the current
Python program is running, especially whether it's Windows or Unix? I have a
program that needs to search for files in "c:\test" if it's running under
Windows, and "/home/user/test" if it's running under Unix, so the simplest
solution I can think of is to detect the operating system, but if anyone
could suggest a workaround, that would also be fine.

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