i have problem with glob.glob() in remotely directory

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Thu Feb 26 10:16:16 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 1:05 AM, lameck kassana <chelaskk at gmail.com> wrote:
> hey i want to count number of files in remote computer
> example of my code is
> import glob
> import os
> import time
> from datetime import date
> today=date.today()
> dir_count, file_count=0, 0
> for files in glob.glob('\\\files\*.txt'):

Remember that *backslash is the escape character* in Python, so you
need to double-up your backslashes in the string literal (or just use
forward slashes instead, Windows doesn't seem to care for Python in
most cases). Right now, the path really only starts with 1 backslash
and it has a formfeed character in it (\f), so it's obviously invalid;
thus, your problem.

So you want:
#looks ugly, doesn't it?
for files in glob.glob('\\\\\\files\\*.txt'):

#will probably but not assuredly work
for files in glob.glob('//*.txt'):


Follow the path of the Iguana...

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