[Tutor] reference to directory a module is located at

Strax-Haber, Matthew (LARC-D320) matthew.strax-haber at nasa.gov
Thu Jun 18 21:43:08 CEST 2009

Whoops. I should read more carefully. I thought he said the path to the module itself. Yes, os.path.dirname(__file__) works.
If you want an absolute path (rather than a relative path), use:
I would find this more useful if the path will be passed around.
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From: Dave Angel <davea at ieee.org>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:48:40 -0500
To: Python Tutor <tutor at python.org>
Subject: Re: [Tutor] reference to directory a module is located at

bob gailer wrote:

> Elisha Rosensweig wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > How can I determine the directory in which a module is located, from
>> > within that module?
> sys.modules[__name__].__file__
> -- Bob Gailer
Or more simply,

But the OP wanted the directory, which can be extracted with method dirname:

import os
print __file__
print os.path.dirname(__file__)

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