At some point the tilde symbol ~ was no longer recognized as my home directory, only in Python. ~ still works with in terminal, so I’m not sure what happened but any insight on how to fix it you will save me some typing thanks!
On macOs Mojave
import os tilde = '~' print(os.path.exists(tilde)) os.system("if test -d ~; then echo 'exists'; fi")
~ is interpreted by the OS, not Python. The way to use it from Python script is:
from os.path import expanduser home = expanduser("~")
home will have the path denoted by
You have to use
os.path.expanduser on the path first. Try