[Tutor] referring to subfolders

Che M pine508 at hotmail.com
Sat Jan 17 06:36:01 CET 2009

> Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:26:52 -0800
> From: steve at alchemy.com
> To: pine508 at hotmail.com
> CC: tutor at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Tutor] referring to subfolders
> Che M wrote:
>> I have been using absolute paths in my programs, but
>> want to get out of the habit as I try to run them on
>> other computers. I was surprised to find that this
>> type of reference didn't work:
>> path = '/subfolder/myfile.py'
> Pathnames are relative by default. So:
> 'myfile.py'
> would be the file myfile.py in the current directory.
> 'subfolder/myfile.py'
> would be myfile.py inside subfolder, which is below the current directory.
> It's the initial / character which makes it absolute, and start from the
> root directory.

Thanks--much simpler!

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