[Python-ideas] Add shutil.ignore_patterns() to shutil.rmtree()
george at fischhof.hu
Fri May 5 09:55:37 EDT 2017
2017-05-05 13:02 GMT+02:00 Oleg Broytman <phd at phdru.name>:
> 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
> > 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
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Actually it would be good if copytree() would be able to overwrite files
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