Getting standard config directory

Mardy mardy at
Tue Nov 22 17:28:18 CET 2005

  I'm looking for a standard way to determine where to store a
configuration file for my app, using distutils.

At the moment, I'm using os.geteuid() == 0 to decide whether the
configuration file should be written in /etc/myapp.cfg or in
$HOME/.myapp.cfg (if the user running the is root, I suppose it's
doing a global installation).

But I don't know how this will work in Windows. Is there some way to
obtain the standard path for config files (maybe from inside distutils)?


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