Copy directory tree without copying files

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Wed Sep 23 17:24:37 CEST 2009

Jeremy Conlin wrote:

> I am trying to copy a folder hierarchy from one location to another.
> I can use the shutil.copytree function to copy the folder tree, but I
> don't want the files copied, just the folders.  What is a good way to
> approach this?

The easiest is

def ignore(folder, names):
    return set(n for n in names if not
               os.path.isdir(os.path.join(folder, n)))

shutil.copytree(source, dest, ignore=ignore)


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