[Tutor] Where should I save my programs?

Francis Moore Francis.Moore at shaws.co.uk
Fri Jul 2 11:56:31 EDT 2004

From: John Matthews [mailto:jmatthews at mcb-inc.com] 


> I have been saving my programs directly in C:\Python23\. 
> Can someone suggest a good folder organization that will not clutter
> one of the 'official' Python folders and solve these other problems? 

Have you got another hard drive?
Or another partition on your hard drive?
If so, I would suggest placing all your programs there.  
What you call it is up to you (i.e. D:\Python, D:\MyPython etc...)

> If I need to give Python a path to my files, how does that work? 

Assuming you've got an env variable set for Python, you should just 
be able to type at the command prompt:

'python d:\MyPython\my_python_file.py'

Or set default to the directory where your python script is and 
just type:

'python my_python_file.py'

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