sorting directory

Bengt Richter bokr at
Tue May 27 11:10:29 CEST 2003

On Tue, 27 May 2003 08:23:41 +0000 (UTC), Duncan Booth <duncan at> wrote:

>bokr at (Bengt Richter) wrote in news:barmqv$6cg$0 at
>> for windows NT4, Pythoh 2.2.2 glob.glob seems to return a list that is
>> sorted already, so 
>>     for path in glob.glob(path_pattern): print path
>> should do it.
>Not true. If you are accessing an NTFS disc, the files are always sorted 
>because the directory is stored as a b-tree, however if you access files on 
>a FAT formatted disc you will get them in an arbitrary order.
Oops, I only have one rarely-used FAT partition, and didn't look ;-/
I did say, "seems" though ;-)
Thanks for the correction.

Bengt Richter

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