config parser -help - anybody please immediately help for me...

Tim Chase python.list at
Fri Apr 3 17:01:43 CEST 2009

1) Posting the same question multiple times in a 3 hour span 
isn't likely to get you anything more than people who get peeved 
at your impatience.  Take a moment to realize that you posted at 
4:00am for my local (CST/CDT) time.  That means that, at least 
for those of us in the US, you posted between 2:00am and 5:00am. 
  Most of us in this swath of the globe are asleep at that hour. 
  Our good brothers & sisters across the pond have been awake for 
a while, but remember you're only addressing a portion of the 
newsgroup until you've let at least 16-24 hours pass.

2) Post the question clearly the first time, to the best of your 
ability.  With verbs:  "i want to all my configuration file 
names..."  You want to WHAT all your configuration file names? 
Your second post hints that you want to automatically tack on the 
extension, an aspect that you *totally* omitted in the initial 
posting.  To answer what I believe you're asking, yes, you do 
have to supply the full filename (not just the directory).  You 
can use a list-comprehension to tack on extensions if you want, 
but for only 2 file-names, it's a bit of overkill:

   ["%s.cfg" % path for path in lst_of_filenames_without_ext]

If you, for some crazy reason, want to match all the filenames in 
a directory matching the pattern "*.cfg", you can use the "glob" 
module.  However, a lot of files with .cfg extensions don't need 
to be in "INI" format (the format read by configparser), so 
trying to use configparser to read them may fail.

3) "anybody please immediately help for me".  whine, whine.  You 
already have a working solution.  You're only looking to tweak 
the code for some unfathomable reason.  There's no apparent need 
for urgency unless you're taking an exam or have a homework 
problem due that you haven't been able to figure out.  Give it a 

Waiting-for-an-hour-or-two-to-hit-Send-to-teach-patience'ly yours,


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