The posixpath Module

The posixpath module, shown in Example 13-4, provides os.path functionality on Unix and other POSIX-compatible platforms. You can also use it to handle POSIX paths on other platforms. In addition, it can be used to process URLs.

Example 13-4. Using the posixpath Module

File: posixpath-example-1.py

import posixpath

file = "/my/little/pony"

print "isabs", "=>", posixpath.isabs(file)
print "dirname", "=>", posixpath.dirname(file)
print "basename", "=>", posixpath.basename(file)
print "normpath", "=>", posixpath.normpath(file)
print "split", "=>", posixpath.split(file)
print "join", "=>", posixpath.join(file, "zorba")

isabs => 1
dirname => /my/little
basename => pony
normpath => /my/little/pony
split => ('/my/little', 'pony')
join => /my/little/pony/zorba

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