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How to get the PATH environment-variable separator in Python?

Posted by: admin November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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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 '\\' or '/'.

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os.pathsep

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It is os.pathsep

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Making it a little more explicit (For python newbies like me)

import os
print(os.pathsep)