[Python-ideas] Add shutil.ignore_patterns() to shutil.rmtree()

George Fischhof george at fischhof.hu
Fri May 5 03:58:15 EDT 2017

Hi Folks,

I have a task to synchronize folders but some files should be remained
I think this is a very common task.

I found that shutil.copytree() has ignore_patterns() but rmtree() has not.

So here comes my idea: add ignore_patterns() to rmtree() it is a good
feature and makes the functions symmetric.

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