what's the command for (cd ..) in python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Sep 9 19:35:37 CEST 2011

On 9/9/2011 9:03 AM, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> kaustubh joshi wrote:
>> Hello friends,
>>                           How do we carry out the command "*cd ..*" in
>> python?
> import os
> os.chdir('..')
> But think carefully before doing this. Some functions may be confused if you
> change directories while they are running. You may be better off staying in
> the same directory, and adjusting the path names to the files as you work
> with them.

Or, use it once at the top of the main module, with an absolute path, to 
make sure you start at a known place where you want to start.

Terry Jan Reedy

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