On this page: open(), file path, CWD ('current working directory'), r 'raw string' prefix, os.getcwd(), os.chdir(). A small note though, Path has implemented the __str__ magic method to return a string path. that is all i can find. The behaviour of doing p = Path.realpath("somepath") would be the same thing than p = Path("somepath").expanduser().resolve() Benefits: it mimics the linux utility realpath short and expressive suitable to use in argparse (type=Path.realpath when creating an option) so the parsed argument is always a absolute and resolved and expanded path Thanks! You can vote up the ones you like or vote down the ones you don't like, and go to the original project or source file by following the links above each example. The answer is "yes". Interesting. But wait a second. is the proper way to get the plain string path of a pathlib.PurePath object or pathlib.Path object to pass it to str() and use what that returns? Hi all, I saw that Python 3.8 adds zipfile.Path, which provides a partial pathlib-compatible interface to zip files.This implementation doesn’t actually use any pathlib machinery, rather just mimics its interface. This allows you to represent a file or directory. Do you use pathlib.Path to represent files or directories? The following are 30 code examples for showing how to use pathlib.PurePath().These examples are extracted from open source projects. This page shows Python examples of pathlib.PureWindowsPath. Using python's pathlib module. The pathlib is a Python module which provides an object API for working with files and directories. Path.lchmod(mode)¶ Like Path.chmod() but, if the path points to a symbolic link, the symbolic link’s mode is changed rather than its target’s.. Path.lstat()¶ Like Path.stat() but, if the path points to a symbolic link, return the symbolic link’s information rather than its target’s.. Path.mkdir(mode=0o777, parents=False)¶ Create a new directory at this given path. But Python 3.4+ gave us an alternative, probably superior, module for this task — pathlib — which introduces the Path class. Pathlib was introduced in python 3.4. The pathlib is a standard module. You can create it with a string, just as you might do a path (or filename) in more traditional Python code: p2 = pathlib.Path('.') This means that in theory a lot of the time you can just pass this Path object around and it will work fine, but personally, I feel that it’s a good idea to convert it into a string when you are “done” with manipulating it. Referencing a File with a Full Path and Name As seen in Tutorials #12 and #13, you can refer to a local file in Python using the file's full path and file name. However, if you are working with python 3.5 or earlier, in some special cases, you might have to convert pathlib.Path objects to regular strings. But since python 3.6, Path objects work almost everywhere you are using stringified paths. Now that you've done that, you can create a new Path object. Below, you are opening up a file for reading: def to_posix_path(code_path): """ Change the code_path to be of unix-style if running on windows when supplied with an absolute windows path. In my opinion this is much easier to mentally parse. BASE_FOLDER = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))) OK , so there’s nothing wrong with that code per se, but most pythonistas would agree that your code should be readable.