Changing the current directory (full post)

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Mon Nov 16 20:45:31 CET 2009


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:36 AM, vsoler <vicente.soler at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 16, 2:35 am, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-... at yahoo.com.ar>
> wrote:
>> En Sun, 15 Nov 2009 09:04:06 -0300, vsoler <vicente.so... at gmail.com>
>> escribió:
>>
>> > Ever since I installed my Python 2.6 interpreter (I use IDLE), I've
>> > been saving my
>> > *.py files in the C:\Program Files\Python26 directory, which is the
>> > default directory for such files in my system.
>>
>> > However, I have realised that the above is not the best practice.
>> > Therefore I created the C:\Program Files\Python26\test directory and I
>> > want it to be my default directory for saving *.py files, importing
>> > modules, etc.
>>
>> This is *not* a good place either. Non-privileged users should not have
>> write permission in the C:\Program Files directory.
>>
>> > I'd like to do something like the DOS equivalent of   "CD test" but I
>> > do not know kow to do it.
>>
>> > I am currently doing something really awful: I open a *.py file in the
>> > test subdirectory, I run it with the F5 key and it works! but I am
>> > doing really something stupid.
>>
>> "it works!" What's the problem then?
>>
>> > How should I proceed, if I want to proceed properly?
>>
>> Sorry but I don't even see your problem. You can save your .py files
>> anywhere you like...
>>
>> --
>> Gabriel Genellina
>
> Gabriel,
>
> When I enter IDLE, I'd like to say at the prompt: "my current
> directory is...  ...test" and then be able to run a module in that
> directory. This is what my problem is!!!

1. File -> Open
2. Navigate to file and choose it
3. Press F5

Cheers,
Chris
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