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Python Python for File Systems Navigation Review: Paths

Viola Wong
Viola Wong
4,117 Points

can somebody help me with this?

I need to get to the directory above the one I'm currently in. Finish this code snippet for me:

os.path.join(os.getcwd(), " ")

1 Answer

Jeff Muday
Jeff Muday
Treehouse Moderator 27,547 Points

Try this...

import os

# get current directory, and print
path = os.getcwd()
print(f"current dir = {path}")

# get the parent directory, and then print
parent = os.path.abspath(os.path.join(path, os.pardir))
print(f"parent dir = {parent}")

If you want the answer to the quiz, remember the ".." refers to the parent of the current directory!