Newby Question: os.rename
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Tue Sep 3 21:47:55 EDT 2002
> "Kevin Bass" <KBASS1 at nc.rr.com> wrote in message
> news:AcGc9.68214$Xa.3523883 at twister.southeast.rr.com...
> > I am attempting to create an archive function within my program. This
> > function should create a directory with a timestamp name (such as
> > /home/oracle/data/20020831) on the fly, list the contents of a current
> > directory then place the contain from the previous directory into the
> > created directory.
> > The newly created directory with the timestamp name is being created and
> > list of files from the current directory has been retrieved but my
> > comes when moving the files to the newly created directory. I am trying
> > achieve this tasks with os.rename but find it difficult to get the
> > to recognize the new directory and place the files into it.
> > I have attempted to get os.rename to recognize the 'archloc' variable
> > contains the name of the newly created directory but that did not work.
> > also tried to join the newly created directory with the file names then
> > it through os.rename and that did not work either.
> > What am I doing wrong? Thanks!! (My code is listed below)
> > def archive_data(archive):
> > the_date = strftime("%Y%m%d")
> > archloc = ('/home/oracle/data/' + the_date)
> > os.mkdir(archloc)
> > if archive == 'yes':
> > for file in os.listdir('/home/oracle/data'):
> > file2 = os.path.join(archloc, file)
> > #print file2
> > os.rename(r'/home/oracle/data/' + file, file2)
> > Kevin
> I have figured it out. Thanks!
LOL if you wait long enough people solve there own problems....
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