bogdan bogdan - 1 year ago 153
Python Question

How can I normalize/collapse paths or URLs in Python in OS independent way?

I tried to use

in order to convert
but it doesn't work on Windows because it does convert the slash to backslash.

Answer Source

Here is how to do it

>>> import urlparse
>>> urlparse.urljoin("", "../..")
>>> urlparse.urljoin("", "../..")

Remember that urljoin consider a path/directory all until the last / - after this is the filename, if any.

Also, do not add a leading / to the second parameter, otherwise you will not get the expected result.

os.path module is platform dependent but for file paths using only slashes but not-URLs you could use posixpath,normpath.

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