[Tutor] Linux/Windows

Bill Mill bill.mill at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 03:29:48 CEST 2004


all the functions you mentioned should work just fine in linux. Linux
filesystems are very similar to windows filesystems. There are,
however, no c: or d: drives in linux. Instead, every file is contained
below one main ('root') directory, called '/'. As such, the file you
open will have to be something like '/var/temp/myfile.tmp'. For more
info, read http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Filesystem-Hierarchy/html/index.html
. I haven't read it, but I looked it over briefly and it seemed to
contain the important information about linux filesystems.

Bill Mill
bill.mill at gmail.com

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 12:32:19 -0700 (PDT), Ali Polatel
<alipolatel at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  Dear tutors, 
>  I have written a programme for windows (no GUI but some commands which
> create and write things in text files) 
>  I want to modify this programme so that it will work in Linux... 
>  I think there is no need to change the usual functions and classes all I
> need to do is a modification in creating files outside the programme. 
>  If anyone who knows how to do this in Linux can you tell me the equivalent
> of the function in Linux?: 
>  "go=open('c:/test.txt','w')" 
>   go.write('Hello world\n') 
> Another thing is in windows the programme can understand it self-directory
> with os.getcwd() command...Can we also do it in Linux?I mean for example
> when I do: 
> import os 
> os.getcwd() 
> the interpreter gives "c:\python23" 
> How to do same in Linux? 
> And I am not someone who is acquianted with Linux..Can someone create
> directories in Linux?(like the mkdir() function in windows) 
> Thanks all for your help 
> Ali Polatel
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