Interesting. In my opinion this is much easier to mentally parse. A small note though, Path has implemented the __str__ magic method to return a string path. 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. Pathlib was introduced in python 3.4. The pathlib is a standard module. 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 itâs a good idea to convert it into a string when you are âdoneâ with manipulating it. The answer is "yes". 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! But since python 3.6, Path objects work almost everywhere you are using stringified paths. 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. 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. Do you use pathlib.Path to represent files or directories? that is all i can find. This allows you to represent a file or directory. You can create it with a string, just as you might do a path (or filename) in more traditional Python code: p2 = pathlib.Path('.') The following are 30 code examples for showing how to use pathlib.PurePath().These examples are extracted from open source projects. Below, you are opening up a file for reading: Path.lchmod(mode)¶ Like Path.chmod() but, if the path points to a symbolic link, the symbolic linkâs mode is changed rather than its targetâs.. Path.lstat()¶ Like Path.stat() but, if the path points to a symbolic link, return the symbolic linkâs information rather than its targetâs.. Path.mkdir(mode=0o777, parents=False)¶ Create a new directory at this given path. On this page: open(), file path, CWD ('current working directory'), r 'raw string' prefix, os.getcwd(), os.chdir(). Hi all, I saw that Python 3.8 adds zipfile.Path, which provides a partial pathlib-compatible interface to zip files.This implementation doesnât actually use any pathlib machinery, rather just mimics its interface. The pathlib is a Python module which provides an object API for working with files and directories. But wait a second. This page shows Python examples of pathlib.PureWindowsPath. BASE_FOLDER = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__))) OK , so thereâs nothing wrong with that code per se, but most pythonistas would agree that your code should be readable. 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? Using python's pathlib module. 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. Now that you've done that, you can create a new Path object. But Python 3.4+ gave us an alternative, probably superior, module for this task â pathlib â which introduces the Path class.