moving multiple directories

ici iltchevi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 22:39:19 CEST 2007


On Apr 16, 9:36 pm, Larry Bates <larry.ba... at websafe.com> wrote:
> DataSmash wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I need to organize thousands of directories full of files.
> > I want to move these directories into other subdirectories.
> > For example, all the directories that start with 01, move to
> > a directory named "one", all directories that start with 02, move
> > to a directory name "two", and so on....
>
> > I can't seem to find any easy way to do this.
> > Looks like shutil.move only lets you move if the subdirectory DOES
> > NOT exist, so after the first directory moves, the script blows up on
> > the second move.
> > I guess you could use shutil.copy or shutil.copytree but then you have
> > to
> > delete as well.  Much longer process when you have hundreds of
> > gigabytes of data.
>
> > Thanks for your help!
> > R.D.
>
> Use win32.moveFile method instead.  This links directly to the Windows
> MoveFile method that just moves the directory entries around.
>
> From Win32 Documentation:
>
> win32api.MoveFile
> MoveFile(srcName, destName)
>
> Renames a file, or a directory (including its children).
>
> Parameters
>
> srcName : string
>
> The name of the source file.
>
> destName : string
>
> The name of the destination file.
>
> Comments
> This method can not move files across volumes.
>
> -Larry

Instead win32api, use "native" shutil module

import shutil
shutil.move(src,dest)

Recursively move a file or directory to another location.




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