Bug in glob.glob for files w/o extentions in Windows

Georgy Pruss see_signature__ at hotmail.com
Sun Nov 30 05:30:09 CET 2003


OK, you can call it not a bug, but different behavior.
I've found that the fnmatch module is the reason for that.
Here's other examples:

C:\temp>dir /b *.*
.eee
aaa.aaa
nnn

C:\temp>dir /b *  # it's by def synonym for *.*
.eee
aaa.aaa
nnn

C:\temp>dir /b .*
.eee

C:\temp>dir /b *.  # it looks strange too
.eee
nnn


C:\temp>python
>>> import glob

>>> glob.glob('*.*')
['aaa.aaa']

>>> glob.glob('*')
['aaa.aaa', 'nnn']

>>> glob.glob('.*')
['.eee']

>>> glob.glob('*.')
[]


It seems that in any case I'll have to extract 'nnn' by myself.
Something like:

      if mask.endswith('.'): # no extention implies actually no dots in name at all
        list = glob.glob( mask[:-1] )
        list = filter( lambda x: '.' not in x, list ) # or [x for x in list if '.' not in x]
      else:
        list = glob.glob( mask )

G-:






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