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Jupyter Tidbit: Config, Data, and Runtime Paths


You can get a list of standard paths Jupyter tools use for configuration, static assets, and temporary runtime files by running the command jupyter --paths.


When I run jupyter --paths on my laptop, I see the following output:


Why is this useful?

You can use the list of paths to locate and troubleshoot errant extensions and configuration values. You can also use the programmatic equivalents (e.g., import jupyter_core.paths in Python, var jp = require('jupyter-paths') in JavaScript) to read/write appropriate configs and data when building your own Jupyter compatible tools.

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