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Reliable file path in script independent of OS

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Hi,

I' using a custom Python script to index data into Splunk. Within the script I refer some dependencies and conf files using code like this :

conf_file = os.environ['SPLUNK_HOME']+'/etc/apps/my_app/default/my_conf_file.conf'
APP_BIN_DIR = SPLUNK_HOME + "/etc/apps/my_app/bin/"

Since this script is going to run both on Windows and Linux I wonder what would be a reliable pattern to use when referring to the location of other dependecies/resources within the file system

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Re: Reliable file path in script independent of OS

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You should use os.path.join. It automatically gets the valid OS separator (available independently in os.path.sep) and concatenates an array of string intelligently using it.

conf_file = os.path.join(os.environ['SPLUNK_HOME'],'etc','apps','my_app','default','my_conf_file.conf')

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Re: Reliable file path in script independent of OS

Path Finder

As a Python beginner I'm surprised every day of what it has to offer

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