How to open a txt file from the same folder as my module (w/out changing the working dir)

Sergio Correia sergio.correia at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 08:31:21 CEST 2007


Larry, Gabriel

Thanks for the replies. Both ways work great.

Sergio

On 4/4/07, Gabriel Genellina <gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
> En Wed, 04 Apr 2007 20:14:37 -0300, Larry Bates <larry.bates at websafe.com>
> escribió:
>
> > Sergio Correia wrote:
> >> I have  a program in 'C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\spam\spam.py'
> >>
> >> Importing and everything works fine:
> >>>>> from spam import spam
> >>
> >> But the program calls a file located on the same folder (that is:
> >> C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\spam\).
> >>
> >> How do i do that?
> >
> > The problem is that C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\spam is not
> > the current working directory when you run the program.  If it were,
> > and if configuration.txt is in that directory it WILL find it.  If
> > you are running this from a shortcut make the working directory
> > C:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\spam
>
> If changing the working directory is not possible/convenient, use the
> module __file__ attribute (spam.__file__) to obtain the directory where
> spam.py resides.
>
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