Find directory name of file?

ngw nicholas_wieland at
Mon Jan 30 06:46:23 EST 2006

-veracon <veracon at>:
> I'm pretty new at Python, so I have no idea how to do this: How do I
> find the name of the directory that contains the application currently
> being executed (e.g. if the file is /home/user/, I want to get
> the /home/user part)?

Try os.path.dirname (__file__)


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