Cheery Cheery - 4 years ago 296
Python Question

Retrieving python module path

I want to detect whether module has changed. Now, using inotify is simple, you just need to know the directory you want to get notifications from.

How do I retrieve a module's path in python?

Answer Source
import a_module
print a_module.__file__

Will actually give you the path to the .pyc file that was loaded, at least on Mac OS X. So I guess you can do

import os
path = os.path.dirname(amodule.__file__)

You can also try

path = os.path.abspath(amodule.__file__)

To get the directory to look for changes.

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