How Get Name Of Working File

Maxim Khitrov mkhitrov at
Sun Mar 22 16:46:26 CET 2009

On Sun, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Christian Heimes <lists at> wrote:
> Victor Subervi schrieb:
>> Hi;
>> If I am writing a script that generates HTML, how do I grab the name of the
>> actual file in which I am working? For example, let us say I am working in
>> I can have the following code:
>> import os
>> dir = os.getcwd()
>> and that will give me the working dir. But what about ""?
> The module variable __file__ contains the file name of the current
> Python module.

Keep in mind that __file__ may be set to test.pyc or test.pyo. If you
always want the .py extension, do this:

from os.path import splitext
file = splitext(__file__)[0] + '.py'

- Max

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