whitespaces in the path of windows filepath

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whitespaces in the path of windows filepath

I am working on file operations using python.

I have a filepath as :

filepath = "E:/ABC/SEM 2/testfiles/all.txt"

when I am opening the file using python, it says me :

IOError: No such file:

but, the file is present on the drive.
It may be because windows cannnot take “SEM 2” properly as it contains space.
How can I deal with such whitespaces in the path of window path?

Asked By: sam


Answer #1:

There is no problem with whitespaces in the path since you’re not using the “shell” to open the file. Here is a session from the windows console to prove the point. You’re doing something else wrong

Python 2.7.2 (default, Jun 12 2011, 14:24:46) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on wi
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import os
>>> os.makedirs("C:/ABC/SEM 2/testfiles")
>>> open("C:/ABC/SEM 2/testfiles/all.txt","w")
<open file 'C:/ABC/SEM 2/testfiles/all.txt', mode 'w' at 0x0000000001D95420>
>>> exit()

C:UsersGnibbler>dir "C:ABCSEM 2testfiles"
 Volume in drive C has no label.
 Volume Serial Number is 46A0-BB64

 Directory of c:ABCSEM 2testfiles

13/02/2013  10:20 PM    <DIR>          .
13/02/2013  10:20 PM    <DIR>          ..
13/02/2013  10:20 PM                 0 all.txt
               1 File(s)              0 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  78,929,309,696 bytes free

Answered By: John La Rooy

Answer #2:

path = r"C:UsersmememeGoogle DriveProgramsPythonfile.csv"

Closing the path in r”string” also solved this problem very well.

Answered By: billmanH

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