File names with slashes [was Re: error in os.chdir]

Gregory Ewing greg.ewing at
Thu Jul 5 01:42:29 EDT 2018

Mikhail V wrote:
> There is one issue that I can't write \ on the end:
> r"C:\programs\util\"
> But since I know it's a path and not a file, I just write without trailing \.

Indeed. There's never a need to put a backslash on the end of
a path, as long as you always use os.path functions or
equivalent to manipulate them. Which is a good idea anyway,
since it will make things easier if anyone ever wants to
run the code on something other than Windows.


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