Finding and copying files with python.

kyosohma at gmail.com kyosohma at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 16:04:30 CEST 2007


On Apr 3, 8:47 am, "gtb" <goodTweetieB... at hotmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 8:31 am, kyoso... at gmail.com wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Apr 3, 8:21 am, "gtb" <goodTweetieB... at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > I wish to copy   the highest version number of a file from directory \
> > > \
> > > \fileserver\D:\scripts to C:\scripts where the file names are of the
> > > form
>
> > > filename_MM.NN.SS.zip, where MM, NN, and SS can be one to three
> > > digits.
>
> > > Example directory:
> > > other.zip
> > > dx_ver_1.1.63.zip
> > > dx_ver_1.2.01.zip
> > > dx_ver_1.12.7.zip
> > > temp.txt
>
> > > Does python have string matching routines  that would find the bottom
> > > listed zip file and/or file copying routines?
>
> > > A little pointer or two would be much appreciated.
>
> > > Thanks,
>
> > > jh
>
> > 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.
>
> > 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

Then you probably need to use the glob module and the re module. You
may even be able to just use the glob module by doing something like:

filenames = glob.glob(r'pathtofiles\*.*.*.*.zip')

and then sort that.

Mike




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