get Windows file type

dwelch donald.welch at
Mon May 8 18:14:48 CEST 2006

BartlebyScrivener wrote:
> Using Python on Windows XP, I am able to get almost all file and path
> info using os.path or stat, but I don't see a way to retrieve the file
> type? E.g. Microsoft Word file, HTML file, etc, the equivalent of what
> is listed in the "Type" column in the Windows Explorer box.
> Thanks,
> rick
This worked well for me on Linux, should work on Windows:


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