Detect existing files?

Roman Suzi rnd at onego.ru
Wed May 2 19:24:57 CEST 2001


On 2 May 2001, Michael Hudson wrote:

>schulz at Informatik.TU-Muenchen.DE (Stephan Schulz) writes:
>
>> Now my question: Is there a simple way to detect an existing file?
>
>os.path.exists?

I am using glob.glob(file) usually - and it is the slowest method :-(
The fastest is os.access (for cases where there is no
file in large dir - MUCH faster).
and os.path.exists is in the middle.

(checked on Linux 2.2,
repeated access to the same file)

Sincerely yours, Roman Suzi
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