fimecmp.dircmp

Robin Siebler robin.siebler at palmsource.com
Tue Sep 14 02:05:02 CEST 2004


I thing this will do what I need, if I can figure out how to use it! 
I have a few questions (another component with sparse documentation!):


report() - Print (to sys.stdout) a comparison between a and b. 
How can I assign this to a variable?  I tried 


foo = filecmp.dircmp('d:\\basedata', 'd:\\results')
results = foo.report_partial_closure()

This didn't assign anything to results, instead it printed it out to
the screen where I can't do anything with it.


left_only 
Files and subdirectories only in a. 

right_only 
Files and subdirectories only in b. 

I tried foo.right_only, but all I got is [].  However, the report
shows 'Only in d:\results\GenXRD_Output : ['BAD_LOCALE_2']', so
foo.right_only should report something.



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