This package finds the root directory of a project by traversing the ancestors directories starting at a given path.
Root Folder Search
This package finds the root directory of a project by recursively traversing parent directories starting at a given path.
I used it to overcome a limitation in Jupyter Notebooks, that doesn't provide the
__file__ variable that would let me easily find the root folder of a project, regardless the current working directory. You might find it useful in other scenarios.
How to use
import rootfoldersearch # returns a string with the absolute path to the root folder, where Readme.md is located, starting the search in the CWD. rootfoldersearch.findpath('Readme.md') # the same, but using a file in a subfolder as reference to find the root directory rootfoldersearch.findpath('/util/a-file') # the same, but only tries 3 parent folders recursively (default is 10) rootfoldersearch.findpath('Readme.md', depth=3) # starting the search in a specific directory (as opposed to using the CWD) rootfoldersearch.findpath('Readme.md', cwd='/..')
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