file open default location
tcrane at REMOVETHISuiuc.edu
Tue Jun 12 15:51:09 CEST 2007
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> On Jun 12, 8:42 am, "T. Crane" <tcr... at REMOVETHISuiuc.edu> wrote:
>> How is the default path chosen in this instance:
>> myFile = file('test.txt','w')
>> Here I'm opening/creating a file but I have not specified the exact path,
>> how does Python determine where to 'put' this file? More to the point,
>> do I change what the default path is? Right now it's a networked drive
>> should not be getting my Python clutter.
>> Interestingly, this network drive is also where I can find my _ipython
>> folder from my ipython install as well as my .matplotlib folder. Can
>> tell me how to change where these folders and files go by default?
>> thanks for any help,
> When you don't specify where you want to save a file, it saves the
> file to the directory the script itself is run from. As far as I know,
> you have to specify where you want the file saved if you don't want it
> with the script.py
Unfortunately, this is not the case. My module's path is this:
C:\documents and setting\t_crane\my documents\python modules\script.py
Python is in the directory C:\Python25
The file is being saved in this path:
K:\myFile.txt (this is the networked drive mentioned above)
As an aside, I forgot to mention above that I'm using Windows XP. Any other
ideas or possible reasons that it would not choose my script location as the
default location to save something?
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