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Python Python for File Systems Project Starter Solid Paths

Albert Egberg
Albert Egberg
7,786 Points

Im getting an EOFError on Python for File Systems challenge

Can someone explain to me what I am doing wrongly and give some tips on how to pass


import pathlib
import os

def get_root():
    root = pathlib.PurePath(
        input("What's the full path where you'd like the project? ")
    if not root.is_absolute():
        return get_root()

    abs_root = os.getcwd()
    abs_root += root
    return abs_root
Albert Egberg
Albert Egberg
7,786 Points

Question for the task is:

I'd like you to change how get_root works. I still want to ask for a path but if the path is relative, change it into an absolute path. You can assume that the path is relative from the current working directory. The function should always return an absolute path.

1 Answer

The instructions state "if the path is relative, change it into an absolute path". You are to replace the continuous prompting. So if this condition is met:

if not root.is_absolute():

then you should return an absolute path. Otherwise return root.

Albert Egberg
Albert Egberg
7,786 Points

I still dont understand :/