deltree function

Mark markmcmahon at my-deja.com
Tue Sep 19 18:27:03 CEST 2000


In article <oq3djps4p1.fsf at titan.progiciels-bpi.ca>,
  =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fran=E7ois_Pinard?= <pinard at iro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> --=-=-=
>
> [Arkaitz]
>
> > Is there a deltree-like function in the Python standard library?  I
have
> > been looking at os.removedirs(), but it won't delete non-empty
> > directories.  I'd like to delete a whole tree, with files and
directories
> > mixed, as rm -rf does in Unix.  Any hint?
>
> Hello, Arkaitz.  As others suggested, the simplest is to execute the
shell
> command `rm -rf' from within your Python program.
>
 - just one other note : NT does not have Deltree (mine doesnt anyway)
so even on windows either deltree(win9x) or rd /s(NTx) will be non
portable .

M


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