Getting the home directory in Python and a bug in os.path.expanduser
nyamatongwe+thunder at gmail.com
Sun Jul 8 01:45:22 CEST 2007
> Probably most reliable on Windows is a Windows API function, if it
> exists, for getting the home directory, as opposed to using environment
> variables, but I can not find any Windows API for it at present.
Look at SHGetFolderPath(CSIDL_PROFILE, ...) for Windows Me/2000 or
later. CSIDL_APPDATA is probably a better idea than CSIDL_PROFILE (its
equivalent to "%USERPROFILE%\Application Data" and roams) but
%USERPROFILE% (CSIDL_PROFILE) is compatible with previous Python behaviour.
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