[Tutor] Silly directory problems...

Joel Ricker joejava@dragoncat.net
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 19:34:12 -0500

I've got two problems but I think they are both connected to one another.

The first is reading in a file.  I want my data to be in a directory called
dat located from the current directory (the one the script is running in).
The directory is there and so is the file but:

fhandle = open("/dat/game.dat","r")

doesn't work (file not found or similiar stated error).

This works fine: fhandle = open("game.dat","r").  So I'm thinking I need to
append the current directory before adding the /dat/ directory but I
couldn't find where thats located.

Also I created a module and when I first stared building it, I located just
off one of the builtin module directories (I'm using activestate python so
that directory is c:/python20/libs/) but when I moved it and tried to append
the directory, it still couldn't find it.  I think I did manage to get it to
find the modules but dir(module_name) didn't produce any of the subroutines
or variables inside it.  I moved the modules back to where it was working
but I'm going to need my modules to be run-time specific.

Any ideas?  These are probably silly and I'm just missing something minor.

Thanks for the help
Joel Ricker     joejava@dragoncat.net     Just Another Python Hacker
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