Reading directory

Mark McEahern marklists at mceahern.com
Wed Oct 16 20:56:44 CEST 2002


[Ilya Shambat]
> I am sorry for the naive quality of this question, but I am new to
> Python. I need to browse through a directory and read files,
> separating directory path from file name. Does anyone know the
> commands as to how to do that?

Look up the os module; e.g.,

  os.listdir
  os.path.basename
  os.path.dirname
  os.path.join

Etc.

As for reading files:

  f = file("/foo/bar.txt")
  for line in f:
    dostuff(line)

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