How can I find script's directory? [duplicate] How can I find script's directory? [duplicate] python python

How can I find script's directory? [duplicate]


You need to call os.path.realpath on __file__, so that when __file__ is a filename without the path you still get the dir path:

import osprint(os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(__file__)))


Try sys.path[0].

To quote from the Python docs:

As initialized upon program startup, the first item of this list, path[0], is the directory containing the script that was used to invoke the Python interpreter. If the script directory is not available (e.g. if the interpreter is invoked interactively or if the script is read from standard input), path[0] is the empty string, which directs Python to search modules in the current directory first. Notice that the script directory is inserted before the entries inserted as a result of PYTHONPATH.

Source: https://docs.python.org/library/sys.html#sys.path


I use:

import osimport sysdef get_script_path():    return os.path.dirname(os.path.realpath(sys.argv[0]))

As aiham points out in a comment, you can define this function in a module and use it in different scripts.


matomo