[Tutor] Relative Paths

Lloyd Kvam pythonTutor at venix.com
Thu May 6 15:04:19 EDT 2004

filepath = os.path.join('Database','Coordinates.txt')

filepath will have a relative path that will work from

While forward slashes will usually work within Windows, it can confues
people if the path appears in an error message.  os.path will do the
right thing should you upgrade to Linux and keep a similar directory

On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 20:01, Krista Page wrote:
> Does anyone know how to set relative paths in Windows?
> For example:
> I have a file called C:\Student\PYTH\Database\Coordinates.txt on my machine.
> Is there anyway to just specify \Database\Coordinates.txt and have it look
> on my machine for that folder?
> I thought four backslashes would do it, but I can't seem to get it to work.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Krista 
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