How do I add permanently to Pythons sys.path?

Aaron "Castironpi" Brady castironpi at
Tue Sep 16 19:49:26 CEST 2008

On Sep 16, 10:13 am, cnb <circularf... at> wrote:
> >>> sys.path
> ['C:\\Python25\\Progs\\NatLangProc', 'C:\\Python25\\Lib\\idlelib', 'C:\
> \Windows\\system32\\', 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\
> \orange', 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\orange\\OrangeWidgets',
> 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\orange\\OrangeCanvas', 'C:\
> \Python25\\DLLs', 'C:\\Python25\\lib', 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\plat-win',
> 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\lib-tk', 'C:\\Python25', 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-
> packages', 'C:\\Python25\\lib\\site-packages\\Numeric', 'C:\\Python25\
> \lib\\site-packages\\PIL']
> Now I have my personal programs in C:/Python25/Progs/
> How do I add so that I can just do "import somefile" from anywhere in
> that directory in the interpreter and it can load files from other
> folders in that directory.

Add a file: \Lib\site-packages\locals.pth

with contents, path to the directory you want to add (/python25/progs/)

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