Finding where to store application data portably
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Fri Sep 23 01:50:42 CEST 2005
In <iACYe.103232$4i6.29494 at tornado.tampabay.rr.com>,
Ron Adam <rrr at ronadam.com> wrote:
> Tony Houghton wrote:
>> > This works on Win XP. Not sure if it will work on Linux.
>> > import os
>> > parent = os.path.split(os.path.abspath(os.sys.argv))
>> > file = parent + os.sep + '.bombz'
>> Ooh, no, I don't want saved data to go in the installation directory. In
>> general that practice encourages people to run with Admin access, and
>> it's about time Windows users were discouraged from that.
> Yes, it occurred to me you didn't want to do that after I posted.
> Looks like maybe the correct place would be as you suggested, but maybe
> doing it this way would be better.
> import os
> user = os.path.join( os.environ["USERPROFILE"],
> 'Application Data',
> 'Bombz' )
I like that, it's nice and simple. It doesn't look like it's supported
on Win 9x though, but on 9x using the installation directory would be
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