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Python, add trailing slash to directory string, os independently

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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How can I add a trailing slash (/ for *nix, \ for win32) to a directory string, if the tailing slash is not already there? Thanks!

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os.path.join(path, '') will add the trailing slash if it’s not already there.

You can do os.path.join(path, '', '') or os.path.join(path_with_a_trailing_slash, '') and you will still only get one trailing slash.

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os.path.normpath(mypath) + os.sep

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Since you want to connect a directory and a filename, use

os.path.join(directory, filename)

If you want to get rid of .\..\..\blah\ paths, use

os.path.join(os.path.normpath(directory), filename)

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You can do it manually by:

path = ...

import os
if not path.endswith(os.path.sep):
    path += os.path.sep

However, it is usually much cleaner to use os.path.join.

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You could use something like this:

os.path.normcase(path)
    Normalize the case of a pathname. On Unix and Mac OS X, this returns the path unchanged; on case-insensitive filesystems, it converts the path to lowercase. On Windows, it also converts forward slashes to backward slashes.

Else you could look for something else on this page