recursive using the os.walk(path) from the os module
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Sep 17 14:42:25 CEST 2008
A. Joseph wrote:
> I want to search through a directory and re-arrange all the files into e.g
> All .doc files go into MS WORD folder, all .pdf files goes into PDF Folder.
> I`m thinking of doing something with the os.walk(path) method from os
> module, I need some ideal how the algorithm should look like, maybe
> recursive ..any deal?
os.walk traverses the directory tree, so I'm not sure why you think that
your program needs to use recursion? wouldn't a plain loop work?
import os, shutil
for dirpath, dirnames, filenames in os.walk(directory):
for name in filenames:
source = os.path.join(dirpath, name)
... check extension and determine target directory ...
destination = os.path.join(targetdir, name)
tweak as necessary.
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