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Hi I was wondering if anybody knows how to change directories within a python/script file from DOS
I have Windows XP, but prefer running from DOS


So i would executre like this
python filebelow.py

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  1. import urllib
  2. import os
  3.  
  4. def saveUrlToFile( url, fileName ):
  5.  
  6.  
  7.  
  8.     f = open( fileName, 'wb' )
  9.     data = urllib.urlopen(url).read()
  10.     f.write( data )
  11.     f.close()
  12.  
  13. saveUrlToFile(
  14.  
  15. 'www.google.ca',
  16. 'googlepage.txt' )
  17.  
Here is where I want to change to another directory, for example
cd\
cd newdirectory

[code=python]
saveUrlToFile(

'www.hotmail.ca ',
'hotmailpage.tx t' )[code]



*************** *************** ***
Jul 3 '07 #1
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ghostdog74
511 Recognized Expert Contributor
Hi I was wondering if anybody knows how to change directories within a python/script file from DOS
I have Windows XP, but prefer running from DOS


So i would executre like this
python filebelow.py

*************** *************** *************** ********

import urllib
import os

def saveUrlToFile( url, fileName ):



f = open( fileName, 'wb' )
data = urllib.urlopen( url).read()
f.write( data )
f.close()

saveUrlToFile(

'www.google.ca' ,
'googlepage.txt ' )

Here is where I want to change to another directory, for example
cd\
cd newdirectory

saveUrlToFile(

'www.hotmail.ca ',
'hotmailpage.tx t' )



*************** *************** ***
check the os module for chdir(). This is the method you use for changing directories from within Python
Jul 3 '07 #2
bvdet
2,851 Recognized Expert Moderator Specialist
You can also give the file name an explicit path:
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  1. saveUrlToFile('www.hotmail.ca','C:\\newdirectory\\hotmailpage.txt')
Jul 3 '07 #3

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