Python os.chdir() Method


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Description

Python method chdir() changes the current working directory to the given path.It returns None in all the cases.

Syntax

Following is the syntax for chdir() method −

os.chdir(path)

Parameters

  • path − This is complete path of the directory to be changed to a new location.

Return Value

This method does not return any value.

Example

The following example shows the usage of chdir() method.

#!/usr/bin/python
import os

path = "/usr/tmp"

# Check current working directory.
retval = os.getcwd()
print "Current working directory %s" % retval

# Now change the directory
os.chdir( path )

# Check current working directory.
retval = os.getcwd()

print "Directory changed successfully %s" % retval

When we run above program, it produces following result −

Current working directory /usr
Directory changed successfully /usr/tmp
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