Help with paths

Emile van Sebille emile at
Mon Oct 18 23:42:40 CEST 2010

On 10/18/2010 2:24 PM Devin M said...
> Hello, I am using os.path to get the absolute paths of a few
> directories that some python files are in.
> FIlePath = os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__))
> which returns a path similar to /home/devinm/project/files
> Now I want to get the directory above this one. (/home/devinm/
> project/) Is there a simple way to do this? I was considering spliting
> apart the path and then reconstructing it with the last folder left
> off. Hope theres a better way to do this.

Yes -- in the same module...

 >>> os.__file__
 >>> os.path.dirname(os.__file__)

More information about the Python-list mailing list