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  09 September 2013
Get the directory of package

Hi everybody
I wonder if we can get the path to a package inside Maya? Like Os, or an user package which had been putted inside Maya's script folder?

Thanks
 
  09 September 2013
The easiest solution would be to import the module and then print the __file__ method.

example:

import maya
import os
import your_custom_module

print maya.__file__
print os.__file__
print your_custom_module.__file__
 
  09 September 2013
Are you trying to find the path of an active module, or the paths where modules may lie? Are you trying to find the path interactively in Maya or as part of your code?

Depending on what you need it for, you can look into python's inspect module:
http://docs.python.org/2/library/inspect.html

-- particularly, look into inspect.getfile() and inspect.currentframe() if you are trying to determine the source of your code at runtime.

If you are trying to access modules in subfolders, you can add a __init__.py file inside the subfolder to access it as a module: http://docs.python.org/2/tutorial/modules.html#packages

If you're just looking for paths that Maya will look for python scripts, the sys module will help:
import sys
for p in sys.path:
       print p
 
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