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

Oleg Broytman phd at phdru.name
Fri May 5 07:02:16 EDT 2017


On Fri, May 05, 2017 at 09:58:15AM +0200, George Fischhof <george at fischhof.hu> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have a task to synchronize folders but some files should be remained
> untouched.

   Synchronize folders using rmtree()? I don't get it.

> I think this is a very common task.

   I think it is not that common.

> 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

   rmtree() is like ``rm -r``, not like ``find . -name *.pyc -delete``.

> feature and makes the functions symmetric.

   Why impose artificial symmetry?

> BR,
> George

     Oleg Broytman            http://phdru.name/            phd at phdru.name
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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