[Tutor] Python open of c:\ path Problem

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sat Aug 23 19:47:05 CEST 2008

Kent Johnson wrote:
> The \ character is a special 'escape' character that is used to insert
> non-printing characters into a string. \t represents a single tab
> character, not the two characters \ and t.
> To put an actual backslash into a string, you can either double it:
> 'c:\\tmp\\junkpythonfile'
> or prefix the string with r to make a 'raw' string, which doesn't have
> any special meaning for \:
> r'c:\tmp\junkpythonfile'

While I don't use Windows myself, I'm believe that you can also use
forward-slashes as the path separator, e.g.: 

junkfile = open('c:/tmp/junkpythonfile','w')

(Pardon me if I'm completely wrong.)

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