# python – How to set the current working directory?

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How to set the current working directory in Python?

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os.chdir(path)



Change the current working directory to path. Availability: Unix, Windows.

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Perhaps this is what you are looking for:

import os
os.chdir(default_path)



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import os
print os.getcwd()  # Prints the current working directory



To set the working directory:

os.chdir('c:\\Users\\uname\\desktop\\python')  # Provide the new path here



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It work for Mac also

import os
os.chdir(path)



To check working directory

os.getcwd()



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people using pandas package

import os
import pandas as pd

tar = os.chdir('<dir path only>') # do not mention file name here
print os.getcwd()# to print the path name in CLI



the following syntax to be used to import the file in python CLI

dataset(*just a variable) = pd.read_csv('new.csv')