[Python-ideas] Add shutil.ignore_patterns() to shutil.rmtree()
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
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?
Oleg Broytman http://phdru.name/ phd at phdru.name
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