Help with paths

Devin M devinmrn at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 01:34:50 CEST 2010


On Oct 18, 2:43 pm, Alexander Kapps <alex.ka... at web.de> wrote:
> On 18.10.2010 23:24, Devin M wrote:
>
> > 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.
>
> > Regards,
> > Devin M
>
> os.path.split() is designed for this
>
> In [4]: path="/home/devinm/project/files"
>
> In [5]: import os.path
>
> In [6]: os.path.split(path)[0]
> Out[6]: '/home/devinm/project'

Thank you for the help



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