Finding and copying files with python.

gtb goodTweetieBird at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 3 15:47:28 CEST 2007


On Apr 3, 8:31 am, kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:
> On Apr 3, 8:21 am, "gtb" <goodTweetieB... at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> > I wish to copy   the highest version number of a file from directory \
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> > \fileserver\D:\scripts to C:\scripts where the file names are of the
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> > filename_MM.NN.SS.zip, where MM, NN, and SS can be one to three
> > digits.
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> > Example directory:
> > other.zip
> > dx_ver_1.1.63.zip
> > dx_ver_1.2.01.zip
> > dx_ver_1.12.7.zip
> > temp.txt
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> > Does python have string matching routines  that would find the bottom
> > listed zip file and/or file copying routines?
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> > A little pointer or two would be much appreciated.
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> > Thanks,
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> > jh
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> You could just use string slicing to cut off the first 7 characters
> and have the numbers available to compare. There's also the os.stat
> module to find the last modified date of the file. You might be able
> to use the glob module to grab a list of the files and then sort the
> list too.
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> Mike

Thanks for posting folks. I didn't make my question clear. Before I
sort the files I need to ensure that I am only sorting the files that
match the profile of "filename_MM.NN.SS.zip", where MM, NN, and SS can
be one to three
digits.

Thanks again,

jh




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