Testing For Directories Outside the Tree

In Leonardo, I have a case where I am concatenating a fixed directory x and a relative path y.

I want to avoid the result being outside the directory tree rooted by x.

Any ideas?


root = os.path.abspath(x) path = os.path.abspath(os.path.join(x, y)) assert path.startswith(root)

a reasonable approach?

Actually, I should clarify: y isn't a relative path as such. y can be '/' which should taken to mean x. So perhaps what I want is:

root = os.path.abspath(x) path = os.path.abspath(os.path.normpath(x + os.sep + y)) assert path.startswith(root)

I ruled out

assert os.path.normpath(x + os.sep + y).startswith(x)

For the case where 'x' is itself relative.

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