How to find script's directory

Jeffrey Froman jeffrey at fro.man
Sun Aug 19 18:48:28 CEST 2007


Papalagi Pakeha wrote:

> I guess I could do it with a little help of os.path.realpath() for all
> those cases where absolute or relative path was used. But how should I
> approach it when it's invoked as plain 'blah.py' because its directory
> name is in $PATH?


Use the value of __file__ rather than sys.argv[0] -- it contains the
directory information. You may still need to normalize the value using
various os.path functions.


Jeffrey



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