[Tutor] How to change default path output of 'logging'?

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Mon Dec 22 16:34:59 CET 2014

On 12/22/2014 07:53 AM, Juan Christian wrote:
> I have a 'logging' on my code using:
> import logging
> < ... >
> logging.basicConfig(filename="bumpr.log", level=logging.INFO)
> < ... >
> The thing is that the default location of this output when running via
> Windows Task Scheduler is 'C:/Windows/System32'.

You want it in a different file, specify a different file.  For example,


> Is there a way to change the location of the output of this module? I want
> it to output where my 'main.py' is.

No idea what part main.py plays to your code.  If it's imported, then 
you could use main.__file__  to get the full pathname to it.  Then use 
os.path.dirname() to get the directory.  Then use os.path.join() to 
combine that with "bumpr.log".

More likely, this is your script.  So if you're trying to get the 
filename from the script, you just use

And if that doesn't show up as an absolute path, use os.path.abspath.  i 
couldn't test that part, since I don't use Windows, and can't play with 
the Windows Task Scheduler.


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