[Tutor] Location of modules in Mac OS X

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Oct 1 20:28:25 CEST 2007

Roy Chen wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm using MacPython 2.5 on OS X 10.4.
> I was just wondering if all the Python modules are contained in this  
> directory:
> /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/


import sys

That will give you a list of all the places Python will search for 
modules. There are several ways this list can be customized, including
PYTHONPATH environment variables
.pth files
modifying sys.path in a program

so you shouldn't treat this as a final definitive list, rather it is a 
snapshot of current usage.


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