How to know/change current directory in Python shell?
You can use the
import os os.getcwd()'/home/user'os.chdir("/tmp/") os.getcwd()'/tmp'
But if it's about finding other modules: You can set an environment variable called
PYTHONPATH, under Linux would be like
Then, the interpreter searches also at this place for
imported modules. I guess the name would be the same under Windows, but don't know how to change.
(taken from http://docs.python.org/using/windows.html)
... and even better: use
virtualenv_wrapper, this will allow you to create a development environment where you can add module paths as you like (
add2virtualenv) without polluting your installation or "normal" working environment.