windows / unix path

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sun Oct 19 00:51:01 CEST 2008

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Marcin201 wrote:

> os.path.join('Pictures', '01.jpg') returns 'Pictures\\01..jpg' on
> Win.  When I read files created on Win under Unix this is a problem,
> python cannot open 'Pictures\\01.jpg'

But it can on Windows, right?

os.path contains functions specific to the _current_ platform (the one your
script is running on). If you're trying to perform pathname manipulations
on behalf of another platform, you shouldn't be using os.path.

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