Anything better than shutil?

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Sat Nov 14 16:54:51 CET 2009


Roy Smith wrote:
> The idea interface I see would be one like:
> 
>   shutil.copy([source_dir, '*.conf'], conf_dir)
> 
> the idea is that if the first argument is a list (or maybe any
> iterable other than a string?), it would automatically get run through
> os.path.join().  And, the result would always get passed through glob
> (), just like a normal shell would.  Does anything like this exist?

Why don't you wrap up your earlier code:

 >     configs = glob.glob(os.path.join(source_dir, '*.conf'))
 >     for conf_file in configs:
 >         shutil.copy(conf_file, conf_dir)


...in a module with the exact interface you're after?

Chris

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