Windows file paths, again
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Oct 21 20:26:38 CEST 2009
Dan Guido wrote:
> I'm trying to write a few methods that normalize Windows file paths.
> I've gotten it to work in 99% of the cases, but it seems like my code
> still chokes on '\x'. I've pasted my code below, can someone help me
> figure out a better way to write this? This seems overly complicated
> for such a simple problem...
> test12 = "C:\windows\system32\xeuwhatever.sys" #this breaks everything
> Dan Guido
That is overly complicated. I would recommend you use either raw
strings for windows paths, or double backslashes.
The problem you are observing is that \x (unlike the simpler ones such
as \t) takes a hex number after the \x, so the whole thing would be, for
example, \xa9. Because Python is looking for two hex digits after the
back-slash, and not finding them, you get the error (long before your
'fix-it' routine gets a chance to run).
Hope this helps.
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