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Paths in Django settings relative to settings.py

Author:
zejn
Posted:
October 15, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Score:
6 (after 6 ratings)

This is an example how to use relative paths in settings file, but still keep settings readable.

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# first example
import os
here = lambda x: os.path.join(os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__)), x)

# usage
MEDIA_ROOT = here('media')

# second example, cross platform
import os
here_cross = lambda x: os.path.join(os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__)), *x)

# usage
MEDIA_ROOT = here_cross(('files','media'))

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Comments

akaihola (on March 10, 2009):

Even more convenient:

here = lambda *x: os.path.join(os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__)), *x)

# usage
MEDIA_ROOT = here('files', 'media')

#

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