Please help me finding a way to implement os.path.issubpath(a, b)
arnodel at googlemail.com
Thu Sep 11 20:04:20 CEST 2008
On Sep 11, 5:40 pm, "Giampaolo Rodola'" <gne... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to implement a function which returns whether a path is a
> subpath of another one (e.g. /a/b/c is a subpath of /a/b).
> I wrote this function which apparently seems to work fine:
> import os
> def issubpath(path1, path2):
> """Return True if path1 is a sub path of path2."""
> if path1 == path2:
> return False
> x1 = path1.split(os.sep)
> x2 = path2.split(os.sep)
> return x1[:len(x2)] == x2
> ...but if I use "issubpath('C:\\dir', 'C:\\')" it returns False.
> A little help would be appreciated.
> Thanks in advance.
So you could write instead something like
x1 = path1.rstrip(os.sep).split(os.sep)
x2 = path2.rstrip(os.sep).split(os.sep)
in your function
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