[PythonCE] Problem calling python

Ed Blake kitsune_e at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 12 18:19:01 CEST 2006

I've been wondering about that.  Don't you get the full path to a script when
it is run?  Otherwise how would Python know where to find the file it's
supposed to execute?  How can you open a file without knowing where it is? 
And if you do know where a script is being run from - shouldn't that be the
scripts initial working directory?

--- Luke Dunstan <coder_infidel at hotmail.com> wrote:

> While you are debugging this, please be aware that unlike most operating 
> systems, Windows CE has no concept of a "current directory" at all. The 
> command prompt gives the illusion of a current directory for convenience
> but 
> once you start another program it will have no way of knowing what the 
> command prompt current directory was. PythonCE also emulates a current 
> directory for compatibility with other Python platforms but it is always 
> "\Temp" when you start PythonCE. You can see what the current (emulated) 
> directory is using os.getcwd().
> Luke

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