get Windows file type

Roger Upole rupole at hotmail.com
Tue May 9 03:49:20 CEST 2006


If you have pywin32 installed, you can use the shell module.

from win32com.shell import shell, shellcon
shell.SHGetFileInfo(filename ,0, shellcon.SHGFI_TYPENAME)

      Roger

"BartlebyScrivener" <rpdooling at gmail.com> wrote in message news:1147089470.336984.173510 at u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com...
> 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
> 



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