Easier way to get the "here" path?

Andrew alif016 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 26 18:19:45 CEST 2008

bukzor wrote:
>>>> from os.path import abspath, realpath
>>>> realpath(path.__file__.rstrip("c"))
> '/home/bgolemon/python/symlinks/path.py'
>>>> realpath(abspath(path.__file__.rstrip("c")))
> '/home/bgolemon/python/symlinks/symlinks/path.py'
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I find it interesting that I get something different:

In [1]: import path

In [2]: path.__file__
Out[2]: 'path.pyc'

In [3]: path.__file__.rstrip("c")
Out[3]: 'path.py'

In [4]: from os.path import abspath, realpath

In [5]: realpath(path.__file__.rstrip("c"))
Out[5]: '/home/andrew/sym/sym/path.py'

In [6]: realpath(abspath(path.__file__.rstrip("c")))
Out[6]: '/home/andrew/sym/sym/path.py'

I get the same thing for realpath() and realpath(abspath())
It seems to me you can just use:

In [1]: import path

In [2]: from os.path import abspath

In [3]: realpath(path.__file__.rstrip("c"))
Out[3]: '/home/andrew/sym/sym/path.py'

By the way, I am in /home/andrew/sym and path is symlinked from 
/home/andrew/sym/sym/path.py to /home/andrew/sym/path.py


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