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Old 04-05-2019, 01:19 AM
krypton179 krypton179 is offline
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Sessions Directory Variable

Hi Experts,

could you please share a method to derive the active sessions directory path via python script.

Clearly I can look up the static path and add it as an entry within my script. But if the path has changed from the defaults, then I need a method to identify its new location.

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Old 04-05-2019, 07:45 AM
bgagnon bgagnon is offline
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Hi krypton179,

What version of SecureCRT?

See Scripting / Script Objects Reference / Session Object. It is the Path property you will want to use, but as noted, it returns the entire path under the supplied Sessions folder. So you may need to parse the results depending on what data you are trying to get.

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Old 04-08-2019, 02:39 AM
ogun ogun is offline
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If you are looking for the full file system path, I use the following:

def get_config_path():
    """ Find path of SecureCRTs configuration """

    # This could be done using the config variable trick, this one has been proven to work on
    # many version of SecureCRT.
    if os.name == "nt":
        # We're on windows, use the registry
        import _winreg

            key = _winreg.OpenKey(
                _winreg.HKEY_CURRENT_USER, "SOFTWARE\\VanDyke\\SecureCRT"
            config_path = _winreg.QueryValueEx(key, "Config Path")[0]

            if "%" in config_path:
                config_path = _winreg.ExpandEnvironmentString(config_path)
            log.debug("Config path (Win): %s", config_path)
            return config_path
        except Exception as e:
    elif os.name == "posix":
        # We're on linux, read the config file
            import ConfigParser

            config_file = os.path.expanduser("~/.config/VanDyke/SecureCRT.conf")
            config = ConfigParser.ConfigParser()
            config_path = config.get("General", "Config%20Path")
            log.debug("Config path (Lin): %s", config_path)
            return config_path
        except Exception as e:
        crt.Dialog.MessageBox("Unknown os")
This will return the file system path of the configuration folder, just append "Sessions" to this you will get the path of the session files.
Not tested on versions below 8.0 but I see no reason why it shouldn't work.
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