[Tutor] Question About chdir()

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Mon Aug 8 09:18:34 CEST 2005

Let's see if I can get this right.....as I am working on memory and not enough 

The 'r' means that using a raw string so the backslashes aren't escaped 

The equivalent without using the 'r' would be: os.chdir('c:\\temp')


On Monday 08 August 2005 03:07 am, Don Parris wrote:
> The book, "Programming Python", shows an example of os.chdir() on the
> Windows platform, as follows:
> os.chdir(r'c:\temp')
> What's the 'r' for?  It didn't seem to make any difference in how
> Python works - at least not on the surface.
> Thanks,
> Don

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