Back slashes in TEMPLATES settings

The TEMPLATE setting is a list of the template engines used when finding template files and rendering them.

The DIRS key within the TEMPLATE list denotes the directories where the engine should look for template source files.

DIRS must be forward slashes, even in Windows. Forward slashes do not need escaping, and they are cross Operating System compatible.

So in practice, do this


TEMPLATES = [
    {
        # …
        'DIRS': ['/path/to/project/templates'],
    }
}

Instead of this


TEMPLATES = [
    {
        # …
        'DIRS': [r'path	oproject	emplates'],
    }
}

Are you affected? Check with
pip install django-doctor
.

Configuring this check

Django Doctor will run this check by default. No configuration is needed but the check can be turned on/off using check code template-dir-backslash in your pyproject.toml file.

Read more about configuring Django Doctor.