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On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 11:21 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 9:05 PM, Sharan Basappa
> <sharan.basappa at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
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>> I need to change directory to my local working directory in windows and then open a file for processing.
>> Its just a 3 lines code, as below:
>> import csv
>> import os
>> os.chdir('D:\Projects\Initiatives\machine learning\programs\assertion')
>> The error is as follows:
>> WindowsError: [Error 123] The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect: 'D:\Projects\Initiatives\machine learning\programs\x07ssertion'
>> Notice x07 character that has replaced character x07.
>> I have a similar code but that goes through fine:
>> import csv
>> import os
>> os.chdir('D:\Projects\Initiatives\machine learning\programs')
>
> Use forward slashes instead of backslashes for all paths.
>
> os.chdir('D:/Projects/Initiatives/machine learning/programs')

Only use forward slashes for legacy DOS paths passed to Windows API
functions. Do not use forward slashes for paths in command line
arguments, \\?\ prefixed paths, or registry paths.