When multiple directories need to be concatenated, as in an executable search path, there is an os-dependent separator character. For Windows it’s
';', for Linux it’s
':'. Is there a way in Python to get which character to split on?
In the discussions to this question How do I find out my python path using python? , it is suggested that
os.sep will do it. That answer is wrong, since it is the separator for components of a directory or filename and equates to
It is os.pathsep
Making it a little more explicit (For python newbies like me)
import os print(os.pathsep)
OK, so there are:
;and which is a separator in the
/in Unix/Linux and
in Windows, which is a separator between path components.
The similarity is a source of confusion.
This is a sample path for your working directory/specific folder –
import os my = os.pathsep+ "testImages" + os.pathsep + "imageHidden.png" print(my)
Output for Linux-
Output for Windows-