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 […]
Series: Python Recursive File and Directory Manipulation
A small series on using recursion in Python, by iterating directories and modifying files.
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 […]
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 […]