os.path.splitext() and case sensitivity

rbt rbt at athop1.ath.vt.edu
Wed Dec 21 14:55:07 CET 2005


Juho Schultz wrote:
> rbt wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Is there a way to make os.path.splitext() case agnostic?
>>
>> def remove_file_type(target_dir, file_type):
>>     for root, dirs, files in os.walk(target_dir):
>>         for f in files:
>>             if os.path.splitext(os.path.join(root, f))[1] in file_type:
>>                 pass
>>
>> remove_file_type(sysroot, ['.tmp', '.TMP'])
>>
>> As you can see, the way I do it now, I place file extensions in a 
>> list. However, I'd like to able just to say '.tmp' and for that to 
>> work on any type of file that has tmp (no matter the case) in the 
>> extension.
>>
>> Many thanks!!!
> 
> 
> One solution would be to convert the extensions to lowercase
> (or uppercase, if you prefer that)
> 
> if fileExtension.lower() == ".tmp":

Many thanks... I did it this way as I sometimes delete files with 
different extensions:

def remove_file_type(target_dir, file_type):
     for root, dirs, files in os.walk(target_dir):
         for f in files:
             if os.path.splitext(os.path.join(root, f))[1].lower() in 
file_type:


remove_file_type(user_docs, ['.tmp', '.mp3'])



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