why this error?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Mar 16 14:54:12 CET 2005


"spencer" <infotechsys at pivot.net> wrote:

> I'm not sure why I can't concatenate dirname() with basename().
>
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>  File "showDir.py", line 50, in ?
>    print 'somthing new...', os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.getcwd)) +
> os.path.basename(os.getcwd())
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/posixpath.py", line 119, in dirname
>    return split(p)[0]
>  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/posixpath.py", line 77, in split
>    i = p.rfind('/') + 1
> AttributeError: 'builtin_function_or_method' object has no attribute
> 'rfind'

you're passing a function (os.getcwd) to dirname, not a directory name.

    >>> os.getcwd
    <built-in function getcwd>
    >>> os.getcwd()
    '/home/fredrik'

if you fix that, you get

     os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.getcwd())) + ...

which is the same as

    os.path.dirname(os.getcwd()) + ...

maybe you meant

     os.path.join(os.path.dirname(os.getcwd()), os.path.basename(os.getcwd()))

?

that's a rather odd way to write:

    os.getcwd()

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