Parsing a path to components

Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch bj_666 at
Sat Jun 7 10:15:01 CEST 2008

On Fri, 06 Jun 2008 23:57:03 -0700, s0suk3 wrote:

> You can just split the path on `os.sep', which contains the path
> separator of the platform on which Python is running:
> components = pathString.split(os.sep)

Won't work for platforms with more than one path separator and if a
separator is repeated.  For example r'\foo\\bar/baz//' or:

In [140]: os.path.split('foo//bar')
Out[140]: ('foo', 'bar')

In [141]: 'foo//bar'.split(os.sep)
Out[141]: ['foo', '', 'bar']

	Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch

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