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Python os.chdir() Method with example

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another section of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the Os chdir() method.

Python os chdir() method changes the current working directory to the given path. It does not return a value.


The following below is the syntax for Python Os chdir() method -

os.chdir( path )

Parameter Details

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

Return Value

It does not return any value.


The following below is a simple example -

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 the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

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

Alright guys! This is where we are rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we are going to be studying about the Python OS chflags() Method.

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