Search for a file

Thomas Guettler guettli at
Thu Jun 10 16:21:47 CEST 2004

Am Thu, 10 Jun 2004 02:33:15 -0700 schrieb mithuna g:

> Hi All,
> I am new user of python. I would like to have your suggestions to do a task.
> Given a file name  say a.c, is there any possiblity that will help in
> finding the location
> of the file.


If you use unix try "locate". If locate
is not installed, try "find / -name 'a.c'"

If you want to do this in python, have
a look at os.listdir(). You need a recursive
function since you want to search in sub-directories,

Or try os.path.walk()


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