How to set the current working directory?

Question:

How to set the current working directory in Python?

Asked By: ricardo

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Answers:

Try os.chdir

os.chdir(path)

        Change the current working directory to path. Availability: Unix, Windows.

Answered By: Mark Byers

Perhaps this is what you are looking for:

import os
os.chdir(default_path)
Answered By: unutbu
import os
print os.getcwd()  # Prints the current working directory

To set the working directory:

os.chdir('c:\Users\uname\desktop\python')  # Provide the new path here
Answered By: dinesh

people using pandas package

import os
import pandas as pd

tar = os.chdir('<dir path only>') # do not mention file name here
print os.getcwd()# to print the path name in CLI

the following syntax to be used to import the file in python CLI

dataset(*just a variable) = pd.read_csv('new.csv')
Answered By: user3521180

It work for Mac also

import os
path="/Users/HOME/Desktop/Addl Work/TimeSeries-Done"
os.chdir(path)

To check working directory

os.getcwd()
Answered By: PritamJ
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