Python Recursive File and Directory Manipulation
A small series on using recursion in Python, by iterating directories and modifying files.
If you are looking to utilize Python to manipulate your directory tree or files on your system, there are many tools to help, including Python’s standard os module. The following is a simple/basic recipe to assist with finding certain files on your system by file extension. If you have had the experience of “losing” a […]Read More
In Part 1 we looked at how to use the os.path.walk and os.walk methods to find and list files of a certain extension under a directory tree. The former function is only present in the Python 2.x, and the latter is available in both Python 2.x and Python 3.x. As we saw in the previous […]Read More
In Part 2 of this series we expanded our file-searching script to be able to search for multiple file extensions under a tree, and to write the results (all paths to files of matching extensions found) to a log file. Now that we’ve come to the final part of the series, we’ll add more functionality […]Read More