Python Conversion Programs

Convert Windows Path To Linux In Python

Last updated January 31, 2024 by Jarvis Silva

As a developer, it’s common to work on multiple operating systems, However, each operating system has its own file path format, which can sometimes cause problems.

So it is important to convert them to their operating system suitable path, In this article you are exactly going to see how to convert windows path linux path in python.

Windows Path


Linux Path


Above are the examples of how windows and linux path as you can see it uses different backslashes so let’s see how to convert them.

Converting Windows Path To Linux In Python Using Pathlib Module

from pathlib import Path

windows_path = r'C:\Users\JohnDoe\Documents\example.txt'
linux_path = Path(windows_path).as_posix()


As you can see it just 3 lines of code because we used pathlib module to convert windows path to linux, After running this program you will see it printing the path in linux format like below


As you can see we successfully converted windows path to linux path using python, I hope you found this tutorial helpful and useful do share it with someone who might find it helpful.

Thanks for reading, Have a nice day 🙂