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Module: utils.module_paths

Utility functions for finding modules

Utility functions for finding modules on sys.path.

find_mod finds named module on sys.path.

get_init helper function that finds __init__ file in a directory.

find_module variant of imp.find_module in std_lib that only returns path to module and not an open file object as well.

3 Functions

IPython.utils.module_paths.find_module(name, path=None)

imp.find_module variant that only return path of module.

The imp.find_module returns a filehandle that we are not interested in. Also we ignore any bytecode files that imp.find_module finds.

  • name (str) – name of module to locate
  • path (list of str) – list of paths to search for name. If path=None then search sys.path

filename – Return full path of module or None if module is missing or does not have .py or .pyw extension

Return type:



Get __init__ file path for module directory

Parameters:dirname (str) – Find the __init__ file in directory dirname
Returns:init_path – Path to __init__ file
Return type:str

Find module module_name on sys.path

Return the path to module module_name. If module_name refers to a module directory then return path to __init__ file. Return full path of module or None if module is missing or does not have .py or .pyw extension. We are not interested in running bytecode.

Parameters:module_name (str) –
Returns:modulepath – Path to module module_name.
Return type:str