Finding a script's home directory?
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Mon Jan 24 10:52:54 EST 2005
Gabriel Cooper wrote:
> In one of my python programs has a data file I need to load. My
> solution was to say:
> if os.path.exists(os.path.join(os.getcwd(), "config.xml")):
> self.cfgfile = os.path.join(os.getcwd(), "config.xml")
> Which works fine... as long as you're *in* the script's home directory
> when you run it (as in, run it as: ./startApp.py as opposed to
> If I run it from an alternate directory the program looks for the
> config.xml file in my current directory not the app's home directory.
> So how do I get the script's home directory?
dirname = os.path.dirname(__file__)
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