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Is there a dialog to choose a directory?

Nov 6th, 2002 22:55
John Withers, Greg Goodman, Daniel Haertle, Andrew Brown,

There is since Python 2.2, see Lib/Lib-tk/tkFileDialog.py
You can look at the details at
There is nothing I know of for earlier versions, unfortunately. I
checked  the python-list, but there are only unsuccessful requests.
Tk 8.3 has a directory chooser that you can invoke from Tkinter.
Running Python 1.5.2 with Tkinter (tk_version 8.3): 
$ python
Python 1.5.2 (#1, Mar  3 2001, 01:35:43)  [GCC 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat
Linux 7.1 2 on linux-i386
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
>>> from Tkinter import *
>>> root = Tk()
>>> root.tk.eval('set tk_version')
>>> root.tk.eval('::tk::dialog::file::chooseDir::tkChooseDirectory')
The Tcl module containing the tkChooseDirectory proc is choosedir.tcl in
the tk8.3 library directory.
The following code will work for you. I have no idea if it is avialable
prior to 2.2 of Py, but is definitely only available in Tk 8.3+
>from tkFileDialog import *
>print askdirectory()