directories problem

Dan Perl dperl at
Tue Sep 14 04:21:29 CEST 2004

I'm not sure whether this is what Lowell is looking for, but I've been 
looking at a similar problem and I would also like to see a solution for 
that: can a python script know its own full path name?


"Lowell Kirsh" <lkirsh at> wrote in message 
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> I'm trying to write a script in python to run several other python scripts 
> using os.system(scriptName). Many of those other scripts have lines in 
> them which look something like:
>   doSomething('config.txt')
> where config.txt is a file in the same directory as scriptName. When I run 
> scriptName from its own directory, it is able to find config.txt. But when 
> I run scriptName from another directory, it can't find the file because 
> it's looking in the directory of the script which called it rather than 
> its own directory. Is there any way around this?
> Lowell 

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