Using Python's os.path, how do I go up one directory? Using Python's os.path, how do I go up one directory? python python

Using Python's os.path, how do I go up one directory?


os.path.abspath(os.path.join(os.path.dirname( __file__ ), '..', 'templates'))

As far as where the templates folder should go, I don't know since Django 1.4 just came out and I haven't looked at it yet. You should probably ask another question on SE to solve that issue.

You can also use normpath to clean up the path, rather than abspath. However, in this situation, Django expects an absolute path rather than a relative path.

For cross platform compatability, use os.pardir instead of '..'.


To get the folder of a file just use:

os.path.dirname(path) 

To get a folder up just use os.path.dirname again

os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(path))

You might want to check if __file__ is a symlink:

if os.path.islink(__file__): path = os.readlink (__file__)


If you are using Python 3.4 or newer, a convenient way to move up multiple directories is pathlib:

from pathlib import Pathfull_path = "path/to/directory"str(Path(full_path).parents[0])  # "path/to"str(Path(full_path).parents[1])  # "path"str(Path(full_path).parents[2])  # "."


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