how to prevent python import from looking into the current directory

Chris Rebert clp2 at
Fri Mar 6 10:39:41 CET 2009

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 1:33 AM, TP <Tribulations at paralleles.invalid> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I would like to prevent the loading of modules in the current directory.
> For example, if I have a personal module in the current directory
> named "os", when I do "import os", I would like Python to import os
> standard module, not my personal module of the current directory.
> Is this possible?

This should do the trick:

import sys


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